.GI File Extension

Global Image File

GI is a disk image file format. GI files can be mounted as virtual disks and accessed like normal disks. GI format is associated with Roxio Creator tool. GI images can be used to create optical data d...

General Information

Title GI File Extension
Extension .gi
Full Form Global Image File
File Type Disk Image File
Developer Various
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Disk image storage
Additional Functions Backup, duplication
Features Exact copy, sector-by-sector

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable With software

Use Cases

Data Backup Yes
Disk Cloning Yes
Virtual Drives Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Tampering, malware
Best Practices Verify source, checksum

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Varies
Latest Version Depends on software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .iso, .bin, .cue, .nrg

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
PowerISO Free, Paid Windows, Linux
gBurner Free, Paid Windows
Daemon Tools Free, Paid Windows, Mac