How to burn .uif files

The .UIF or Universal Image Format File was created by MagicISO as a compressed ISO file.

An ISO image (.iso) is a disk image of an ISO 9660 file system. More loosely, it refers to any optical disc image,

You will need two pieces of software, one to decompress the .UIF file to an ISO and the other to burn the ISO.

To Convert the UFI file to an ISO you will need to download MagicISO. MagicISO is not free but there is a trial that will allow you to decompress a UFI file to a slightly larger ISO file. If you do feel like spending a little money MagicISO can also burn UFI files if you pay for it.

To Burn an ISO I suggest that you use ImgBurn its free and simple to use.


  1. Download and install MagicISO trial
  2. Start Magic ISO, from the menu click Tools->Decompress UFI files
  3. Find and select your UFI file for the source file and click the decompress button.
  4. Download and install ImgBurn
  5. Start Image burn and open the output ISO file from MagicISO
  6. Insert DVD and click burn.
  • Jordan Lapp

    What’s a UFI File? What’s an ISO file? Why would I want to burn one?

  • Steven Smethurst

    The first line describes what an UFI file is.
    The second line describes what an ISO file is.

    And this post is me answering my own question, and providing the answer to anyone else that might stumble around the internet looking for a solution.

  • Jordan Lapp

    Sorry, those two lines didn’t mean anything to me. The reason I asked was that this could be good content relavent to the average Joe, if it was tailored that way.

    Is this post for burning DVDs?

  • Steven Smethurst

    Nope, its for burning UFI files.
    A UFI file could be any disk image, from a DVD, SVCD, CDR, AUDIO, anything.

    You some times get them when downloading torrents off the internet.

  • aku

    “And this post is me answering my own question, and providing the answer to anyone else that might stumble around the internet looking for a solution.”

    And thanks for that. Saved me from resorting to… other methods. Ugh, proprietary formats.

  • tom

    no of this works, since my file is over 300mb

  • t d

    It’s UIF not UFI… thanks for the info about magiciso, I’ve been looking for a uif converter.

  • aku

    Tom, this worked for me, the size doesn’t matter when you’re extracting to an ISO. But you can’t use MagicISO’s burning program to burn the DVD, you have to use another program such as Nero or, as was suggested, ImgBurn (I used Nero myself, but I’m sure ImgBurn works just as well.)

    Like I said, it worked fine for me, although the extraction can take a while.

  • rune

    Oh thanks so much this worked well for me! Phew! I’ve looked all over for somewhere to solve this problem.

  • nadiaebadi

    i downloaded a movie and it was a ufi file. i downloaded magiciso and poweriso but it won’t let me decompress the movie file because it’s over 300mb. i’ve downloaded everything to help but it’s not working. any suggestions?

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  • darkwrath

    nadiebadi, you can’t decompress that movie (which I assume is over 300mb in size) if you’re using the trial version of magiciso. You’re gonna have to pay for the full version.

  • robot

    MagicDisc freeware can mount .UIF disc images, so you can copy them directly with any program.

  • Jued

    its realy works! thanks!

  • Notme

    I think UFIA is the best extension for this proprietary garbage.

  • GeekSquad

    Thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It works and its quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dana

    AA, thank you soooooooooooooo much!!!


    This really isn’t a help if your file is over 300mb, since MagicISO’s trial version won’t save into an ISO from a UIF. aku, “size does matter” here. Anyone know where *that* software is for free download? I’ve already got PowerISO and Nero 6 Ultra, which can get all over the burning an ISO part. It’s going from 3gigs of one UIF file into ISO that’s roadblocking this thread…

  • Hereishelpfromroar

    Hello there, here is a Name and Serial number for MagicISO :

    Name: RRUU

    When you open MagicISO trial then click register and copy this into the right places.


    • serg

      thanks, the serial# worked perfectly

  • Hereishelpfromroar

    Im sorry that the serial is so long, but atleast it works =)

  • wandersw

    Very helpful tutorial. Thank you very much!

  • t

    If anyone wants to run .uif on your local hard disk just decode .uif to .iso then use daemon tool to mount image and run it.

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  • jaaakeeee

    i downloaded sonar 7 and its a uif file how do i insstall it! ! ! ! !

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  • BS

    Have they changed something about MagicISO’s trial because I just used it to decompress a 3GB UIF to a 4.18GB ISO?

  • Psykogundam

    Yea you can convert any file. But burning anything above 300mb with the trial is impossible. But that image burn thing isnt that great, it doesnt tell you that your burning the ISO as a file and not as an image. so that bugging the hell out of me.

  • Ell

    For everyone that’s having trouble decompressing their UIF files…

    First make sure it is a .uif file extension you’re looking at with the letters in that exact order and nothing else.

    When on MagicISO the Tools menu is on the top left hand side of the window. So make sure you’re not trying to decompress by right-clicking the actual file you want to decompress, you must do it from the Tools menu.

    Find the .uif file as the ‘input’ and MagicISO will sort out the ‘output’ so you don’t need to fuss over that and then decompress. It does not matter what file size it is, if it is telling you it should be below 300mb you are doing something wrong so double check this checklist and the original instructions!!

    And of course make sure you’re not trying to use MagicISO to do anything other than DECOMPRESS in other words extracting or mounting etc. are not the same thing.

  • Tigger66

    Does MagicISO work on Macs?

  • Xan

    guys plz help me i’ve decompressed files but i can’t burn any dics cuz i downlaoded the files in the pc.
    i have anything on the pc and not on a CD-DVD.
    thanks all.

  • Xan

    oh guys i got the solution.
    i don’t need do burn anything.
    just decompress files and mount them with daemon ^_^.
    even Thanks a lot

  • bubba

    Thank you very much. I didn’t know Magic ISO decompressed UIF files. I thought I would have to pay for it in order to burn the image, and lord knows I hate paying for software :-)

  • lea

    thank you!

  • jatin

    hey nice
    well done
    i have the magic iso dump dile but i haven’t its serial key if u have then send me ……………..

  • laru

    You guys are some dumb asses on here. Its UIF not UFI fucking retards!!!

  • Jack

    hey Hereishelpfromroa ur serial key and name is incorrect

    atleast u must put the right key man..’

    thats not good of u

  • fangz

    try using UIF2ISO. it can decompress uif images to iso of any size then u can either load the imge on a virtual drive or burn using a burner.

  • eternia

    These comments make me laugh out loud (to tears, tears of pity)
    1. First off, it’s UIF, not UFI.
    2. Second, THERE’S NO NEED for getting MagicISO/Nero/PowerBurn/Daemon Tools or empty CD-R if you only wanted to install the software in that particular UIF file, somebody has mentioned in the middle, nobody seemed to pay attention to it.
    You only need ONE step, that is ONE software, MagicDisc, which is free, to mount that UIF file into a virtual drive, and voila, it’s all solved!!

  • neve ryon

    yes thank you…the universal image format was created by and for the asian company that markets MagicISO…its proprietary narure may or may not have been either in response to or collusion with such firms as nero, with its nrg format for example…now we are not talking about a new type of media …the normal cd dvd medias were used…the only point was that if you made it with magic iso you have to use magic iso…even when they tried strengthen ing the encryption methodology however, the likes of Luigi Aurienna who created the amazing tool uif2iso, their daa protocol did not even address the schema he had already used for uif…thus in fact, with daa associated to daa2iso and uif associated to uif2iso…associated means to choose that program for that file extension…example .txt = notepad etc…the discimages as long as they are not corrupted which is the worst problem to begin with are easily altered into burnable iso formats…the two files can sdimply be placed into a uif folder…i actually put mine into the windows\system32 folder as %SYSTEM%/system32/uif and then simply right click your uif or daa file, and select one of them as the always open with program…an iso version is created in the exact same folder…at the moment i am actually looking up a direct extractor method which will circumvent mass loss due to corrupted uif / daa image degradation so that’s how i tumbled my fingers into this…hope those will help…oh btw…once you have your iso, i suggest IMGBurn as the simplest effective interface to burn them, although if not trying to simply recover for others my default operatons are using virtual cd…daemontools lite version is also perfect and free.

  • Chuck

    Thank you Steven for the original, clear and precise instructions. Anyone who was confused by them either doesn’t know how to interpret or follow instructions and should probably not use something as simple as a computer. As for those who were very excited about the “UFI” typo – take a breath, if you weren’t sure about the context, move along to another post – this info was posted as a courtesy for crying out loud.

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  • Ada

    Thanks really helpful!

    I had the same problem as some of the previous people where MagicISO TRIAL wouldn’t burn anything over a certain amount of MB. So I downloaded a bunch of programs to try and convert the ISO and burn but it was a waste of time.

    But decompressing the file with the orginal program MagicISO then using another program to burn the ISO was brilliant! thanks!!

  • Ty

    Thanks for the help guys :D