How to create an ISO image from files and folders

how-to-create-iso-image Hello!

It's no secret that most disk images are distributed over the network in ISO format. Firstly, it is convenient – it is more convenient to transfer many small files (for example, pictures) in one file (besides, the speed of transferring one file will be higher). Secondly, the ISO image preserves all file paths with folders. Thirdly, the programs in the image file are practically not susceptible to viruses!

And the last thing – the ISO image can be easily burned to a disc or flash drive – as a result, you will get almost a copy of the original disc (about recording images: -nrg /)!

In this article, I wanted to consider several programs in which you can create an ISO image from files and folders. And so, perhaps, let's get started …


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An excellent utility for working with ISO images. Allows you to create such images (from a disk or from folders with files), write such images to real disks, test the quality of the disk / image. By the way, it supports the Russian language in full!

And so, let's create an image in it.

1) After starting the utility, go to the 'Create image from files / folders' button.

1-select option to create an image in ImgBurn

2) Next, launch the disk layout editor (see screenshot below).

2-adding ImgBurn files

3) Then just drag those files and folders to the bottom of the window that you want to add to the ISO image. By the way, depending on the selected disc (CD, DVD, etc.) – the program will show you the percentage of the fullness of the disc. See the bottom arrow in the screenshot below.

3-Disc Layout Editor

When you add all the files, just close the disk layout editor.

4) And the last step is choosing a location on your hard disk where the made ISO image will be saved. After choosing a location – just start creating the image.

4-disc name and choice of location ImgBurn

5) Operation completed successfully!

5-result of execution-ImgBurn



Probably the most famous program for creating and working with file images (and not just ISO). Allows you to both create images and burn them to disk. Plus, you can edit images by simply opening them and deleting (adding) the files and folders you don't need or need. In short – if you often work with images, this program is irreplaceable!

1) To create an ISO image – just run UltraISO. Then you can immediately transfer the files and folders you need. Also pay attention to the upper corner of the program window – there you can select the type of disk you are creating an image of.

1-UltraISO-add files

2) After the files are added, go to the 'File / Save As …' menu.

2-UltraISO-save image

3) Then it remains to select only the place to save and the type of image (in this case ISO, although others are available: ISZ, BIN, CUE, NRG, IMG, CCD).

3-choosing where to save


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The program allows you not only to create images, but also to convert them from one format to another, edit, encrypt, compress to save space, as well as emulate them using the built-in drive emulator.

PowerISO has built-in active compression-decompression technology that allows you to work in real time with the DAA format (thanks to this format, your images can take up less disk space than standard ISOs).

To create an image, you need:

1) Run the programs and click the ADD button (add files).

1-PowerISO add files

2) When all files have been added, click the Save button. By the way, pay attention to the disk type at the bottom of the window. It can be changed from a silent CD to, say, a DVD …

2-PowerISO - image saving

3) Then just select the location to save and the format of the image: ISO, BIN or DAA.

3-PowerISO - format selection


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A small and free program that will help not only create images, but also burn them to real discs, convert them from one format to another. In addition, the program is not pretentious enough, it works in all operating systems Windows, has support for the Russian language. In general, it is not surprising why she gained wide popularity …

1) At startup, the CDBurnerXP program will offer you a choice of several actions: in our case, select 'Create ISO images, burn data discs, MP3 discs and videos …'

1-launch CDBurnerXP

2) Then you need to edit the data project. Just transfer the files you need to the lower window of the program (this is our future ISO image). You can choose the format of the disk image yourself by right-clicking on the bar showing the fullness of the disk.

Data Project - CDBurnerXP

3) And the last … Click on 'File / Save project as ISO image …'. Then just a place on your hard disk where the image will be saved and wait for the program to create it …

Disc_ - Data Project - CDBurnerXP


I think that the programs presented in the article will be enough for most people to create and edit ISO images. By the way, please note that if you are going to burn a bootable ISO image, there are a few things to consider. More details about them here:

That's all, good luck everyone!

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