DIM file format description

Many people share .dim files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dim file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dim files.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dim - Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Data

The DIM file is a Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Data. Direct Internet Message Encapsulation (DIME) was a Microsoft-proposed internet standard in the early 2000s for the streaming of binary and other encapsulated data over the Internet.

Data files
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Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Data related extensions:
WaterGEMS Transient Analysis Output Log
WCT Reader Index File
Open Mobile Alliance SyncML Data
Crestron Test Manager Signal Data
Gumshoe Coverage Symbols Data
SynthFont Arrangement Data

.dim - TripleSat DIMAP Data

The DIM data files are related to ENVI. The DIM file is a TripleSat DIMAP Data. TripleSat satellite sensor carries three identical optical earth observation satellites, which makes it possible to target anywhere on Earth once per day.

Data files
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TripleSat DIMAP Data related extensions:
ADS40 Orientation Adjustment Data
ADS40 Header Data
ENVI Annotation Data
ENVI Bad Lines List
ADS40 Camera Calibration Data
ENVI Calibration Factors Data

.dim - Adobe Dimension Geometry Data

The DIM data files are related to Adobe Dimension. The DIM file is an Adobe Dimension Geometry Data. Adobe Dimension is a basic 3D program that uses two modeling techniques, revolve and extrude, to create its models.

Adobe Dimension
Data files
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Adobe Dimension Geometry Data related extensions:
Adobe PageMaker for Mac Document
Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy Analysis Package Data
Sony PlayStation 2 Saved Data
Bend-Tech v3 Part File
Nokia PC Suite Install Archive
Finale Backup Data

.dim - Active@ Disk Image RAW Image

The DIM disk image files are related to Active@ Disk Image. The DIM file is an Active@ Disk Image RAW Image. Active@ Disk Image is a disk image software that makes an exact copy of any PC disk (HDD, SSD, USB, CD, DVD, Blu-ray etc.) and stores it into a folder.

Active@ Disk Image
Disk Image files
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Active@ Disk Image RAW Image related extensions:
Mini Image Ripper Image
PowerQuest Drive Image
Phantom Burner Virtual Disk Image
ECM Prepared Disk Image
Videoton TV Computer Tape Data
Virtual Hard Disk Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dim file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dim files. Be especially cautious with .dim files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dim file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dim file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cim, di, dih, dik, dil, din, djm, dkm, dlm, dm, dmi, dom, dum, eim, fim

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

DesignComposer Presentation Input Script
DeltaMusic Music Module
BioWare Resource Image
CimPack Design Drawing
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Modifier Plugin
Indigo Prophecy Game Archive

Operating systems

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