File Extension SMI

File type: Self-Mounting Disk Image

About the SMI file type:

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The SMI file extension stands for "Self Mounting Disk Image". The SMI file extension is used for the disk image files created by Apple Disk Copy or Alladin ShrinkWrap for Mac OS Classic. Files in the SMI format mount as disks on the computer desktop when they are opened. The SMI file extension for MacOS X was later replaced by the DMG file extension.


Detailed information for file extension SMI


Category: Disk Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: N/A
Open with Linux: N/A
A self mounting disk image is described as the disk image summarized in a certain application that mounts the image as file system. When these images are downloaded from the Web, they are usually in BinHex, StuffIt, or BIN formats. Even though these images are considered as applications, they still have the SMI file extension. The use of self mounting images has gradually reduced upon the arrival of the Mac OS X Operating System. This is because the file extension for the mounting disk images for this Operating System has been changed to DiskImageMounter or DMG.