How to create an .iso file in Windows

Using the same software that allows you to extract the contents of an .iso, MagicDisc, you can create .iso files. This brief tutorial will guide you through doing just that.

  1. First, make sure to download MagicDisc and install it. The installation is very straight forward – you’ll mostly click ‘next’ a bunch of times. At the end of the installation, you’ll probably be notified that new hardware was found and installed.
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  3. Right-click on the new System Tray icon, and select Make CD/DVD Image…
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  5. Insert the CD or DVD that you want to create an image of, and select the drive that you put the disc in from the CD/DVD-Driver: list. Select Standard ISO image file (.ISO) from the Output format list. Now give your file a name in the Output File area. By default, the .iso will be saved to your desktop. If you want to change the save location, click the small ‘opening folder’ button next to the Output File name. When you’re ready, click OK.
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  7. Watch as MagicDisc makes your .iso file…
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  9. And when it’s done, click OK. That’s it, you’re done!
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12 thoughts on “How to create an .iso file in Windows”

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  2. Robert Singleton

    need this to burn iso files from enhaced cd in drive(with video files)? Hope so… also folders w/ album covers (& .m3u files) from hard drive?… please respond someone, as this is an older forum

  3. For those who want to copy DVD’s I suggest you use DVD Shrink (freeware) not only does it back the file up but it also shrinks it so it’s more likely to fit on a 4.3 GB DVD, for those of you who want to make ps1 and ps2 games, use DVD Decrypter (also freeware) and go to options choose “ISO” mode, then read the disc in the drive, and make a “Bin” image not “ISO”. Why? Because an ISO file is standard for movies while a Bin, is a CD-ROM image which is specialized in PS1, PS2 games

  4. MagicISO is a great windows utility, use it all the time. If you ever want to take the plunge into the Linux OS world – it’s even simpler to make a iso from a mounted CD..
    shell#dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cdrom_image.iso
    Remember – “dd utility is disk dump” and “if is the input file” and “of is the output file”
    And “~” is a special shell character for your home directory..

  5. cool this is just what I need, before I was using alcohol 120% but I found that vmware could only read .iso so I google up and found that this software is the best for what I need…

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