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File Extension GI

The file extension GI is associated with Prassi Primo DVD and Sonic Record Now! applications. Prassi Primo DVD is an older DVD burning software application which was distributed with a line of DVD burners. Sonic Record Now! is CD burning software which is included with Hewlett-Packard Compaq computers. Both Prassi Primo DVD and Sonic Record Now! are older applications which have since been acquired by other companies. For this reason, the GI file format is now created by a variety of disk burning software applications.

Prassi Primi DVD licensed their products before they were sold to Veritas which created Veritas My CD. Veritas My CD and other CD burning software applications such as Sony CD Extreme and Sonic Record Now! continued to use the GI file format which is now supported by a small variety of current CD/DVD burning software applications.

The file extension GI is still defined as a disk image file type which can be opened using a variety of current disk burning programs. The programs must support older GI formats to open and view the contents of a GI file.

How to Open GI Files

Since there are a variety of software applications that will open the GI file extension, try double clicking on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default application you have installed on your PC. There are several newer applications which will support the GI file format, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

The GI file extension is typically opened using image burning applications which are compatible with the Windows operating system. If you are using Windows, you can open GI files with IsoBuster, which is a software application that provides tools for recovering data from a CD, DVD, HDD, flash drive, media card, and SD card. IsoBuster is available as a paid download on the IsoBuster website.

Roxio Creator NXT Pro is another application which will open the file extension GI in Windows. Roxio Creator NXT Pro is a video editing and file conversion application which allows you to create, edit, and burn videos to a DVD disk. Creator NXT Pro is available as a paid download on the Roxio website and can also be purchased in a box version as well.

Windows users can also opt to open GI files using Sony CD Extreme, which is a CD burning application available on the Sony Storage Support website. Sony CD Extreme is available for download in a compressed file format and includes the latest updates for the CD Extreme application.