.SWM File Extension

Split Windows Imaging

General Information

Title SWM File Extension
Extension .swm
Full Form Split Windows Imaging
File Type Disk Image File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Disk imaging
Additional Functions Data span across media
Features Compressed, Split image

File Characteristics

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

Use Cases

System Deployment Yes
Data Recovery Yes
Backup Creation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Altered image
Best Practices Verify integrity, Secure storage

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release With Windows Vista
Latest Version As of Windows 10

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .wim, .esd

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Windows Setup Free with Windows Windows
DISM Free Windows
7-Zip Free Windows, Linux