Popular among Windows PC users .Uif is an alternative disk image format to others like .iso, .img and .bin-.cue couples.
You can open and convert UIF disk images on Mac OS X using one of the following disk image utilities:
- Uif2iso which is a cross-platform command-line tool developed by Luigi Auriemma.
- Uif2iso4mac a GUI application by Torsten Curdt . Uif2iso4mac is built upon Luigi Auriemma’s uif2iso command line utility with a Mac graphic user interface adding basic functionalities of a real Mac app like drag-and-drop and a menu bar i.e. choosing an image using the File > Open menu.
With both utilities, conversion of UIF to ISO format is pretty much straight-forward.
How to use UIF 2 ISO on the Mac
The easy way
- Download UIF2ISO 1.4.1 for Mac (577 downloads) .
- Open the zip file and decompress UIF2ISO for Mac to your Applications folder (and then maybe even to the Utilities folder therein).
Quick Tip: Drag the Uif2iso4mac icon to your dock, once you have decided the appropriate location for this utility app.
- Drag the UIF image you want to convert onto the Uif2iso4mac icon and that’s it – conversion to the .iso format is automatic. You can then either double-click the converted iso disk image to get it mounted on the Mac or open it with Disk Utility or a 3rd party app like Roxio Toast to burn the image to a CD-R or DVD-R disk.
The geeky way
If you are one of those command line wizs, you may want to use Luigi Auriemma’s Uif2iso command-line tool.
- Download uif2iso (122 downloads)
- Follow the instructions in the Read Me file (uif2iso.txt)