Alternatives to DAEMON Tools for all platforms with any license

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  • WinCDEmu icon

    WinCDEmu

    WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • It is so lightweight and it is so eaasy to use plus it is open source. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Even better than Daemon Tools. I'm so happy I found that one! Even solves licensing problems for my company w.r.t. Daemon Tools ;-) Guest • 11 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Instant, no need to create virtual drives manually. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The best virtual disc app ever in my mind, coz I can mount the iso directly without doing any settings. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Virtual CloneDrive

    Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .bin, etc) can be mounted...

    Free Windows

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  • PowerISO icon

    PowerISO

    PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Alcohol icon

    Alcohol

    Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the program lets you store your most used...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The free version of Alcohol 52% contains an optional adware toolbar bundled. It also installs Smart File Advisor without allowing you to uncheck this option during setup.
  • MagicISO icon

    MagicISO

    MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files, and it can convert bin to iso and...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.5(build 281), released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • AcetoneISO icon

    AcetoneISO

    AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as fuseiso, AcetoneISO will let You...

    Open Source Linux

  • Furius ISO Mount  icon

    Furius ISO Mount

    Furius ISO Mount is a simple Gtk+ Interface to Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image files without burning to disk. An ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image management...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.11.3.1, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Softpedia
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    CDemu

    CDEmu is a CD/DVD-ROM device emulator for linux, licensed under GPL v2 or later. It is a from-scratch rewrite of the legacy CDEmu project, which was started by Robert...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Pismo File Mount Audit Package icon

    Pismo File Mount Audit Package

    Pismo File Mount Audit Package is a Windows application that allows users to mount the contents of ZIP, ISO, Compact ISO, Compact File Set and Private Folder files to...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    TotalMounter

    TotalMounter is only free software that allows user to mount virtual CD/DVD burner that is allowing to directly burn data onto an ISO file, not to an optical disk (such...

    Freemium Windows

    No features added Add a feature

DAEMON Tools Comments

Google Chrome is blocking DAEMON Tools

Negative Comment by jkw
about DAEMON Tools Dec 2016

Just downloaded DT Lite and it got blocked in Chrome due to various things explained here:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6261569?visitid=1-636166935980853495-2408729883&p=ibdownload_blocked&hl=sv&rd=1

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DAEMON Tools Lite is Just OK

Positive Comment by realnabarl
about DAEMON Tools and WinCDEmu, Virtual CloneDrive Sep 2015

I'm playing Might and Magic VII, disk 2 must be insert to make game playing the music.
With Virtual CloneDrive and WinCDEmu I can run the game but without music, but DAEMON Tools can.

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Malware! Beware!

Negative Comment by silhouettegg7248
about DAEMON Tools Apr 2015

As a long-time user of Daemon Tools, I was terribly surprised to find the developers have loaded their recent installations with malware and partnered with known Malware distributors such as "mountspace" (Malwarebytes considers them to be a malicious website, as well) in order to bring the end user bloatware of the Conduit variety, such as Opencandy and Sweetpacks.

Daemon Tools is dead. Stay far away if you know what is good for your computer and your sanity.

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No longer good software. Avoid at all costs.

Negative Comment by baconbits
about DAEMON Tools Apr 2015

Problems:

  • Latest Windows 8 OS update with the latest Daemon Tools Lite breaks Windows Media Player. Loading an audio ISO file no longer notifies Windows Media Player that a new CD has been loaded. You must exit Windows Media Player and restart it for it to detect the newly loaded CD. This is unacceptable if you use Daemon Tools to play your audio CD ISO files.

  • The new Quick Mount feature is a severe downgrade. Previously you could selectively eject and load a virtual CD image on individual drives without recreating the drive. You can no longer do this, because mounting and unmounting are creating and removing the drives on the fly, which plays havoc on apps that depend on CD loading and ejecting notification. Additionally, Quick Mount selects the next available drive for you and removes it when you unmount, so you lose control. This severely hampers your ability to decide which drive gets loaded with which CD image file.

  • Virtual drives no longer persist through a reboot. Any mounted image gets ejected and the drive is removed. You have to set everything up all over again after a reboot.

  • The WORST PROBLEM OF ALL is the installer is absolutely loaded with undesirable adware. It's difficult for even an expert user to avoid installing these unwanted and potentially dangerous programs. This is unacceptable.

I'm a long time Daemon Tools user but not anymore. I am currently evaluating alternative programs. I will also be converting over 1 TB in data files to move away from the MDX file format because it is a Daemon Tools format. I highly recommend you avoid this program at all costs.

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Adware PUPs, Spigot.A Warning

Negative Comment by thaeoed
about DAEMON Tools and WinCDEmu Apr 2014

Stealth installs several very invasive pups, browser hijacks as well as Spigot. This used to be a great program but they have definitely sold out (as have so many other small software developers) to spam/spyware/adware companies whose offers are seemingly too good to refuse. Leaving all us end users in the dirt. Opensource is really enjoying some great success as a result as people turn to alternatives that they know are free of crapware, work as well or better, and don't cost a dime. WinCDEmu does the job I previously used this tool for.

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How come...

Comment by Thordelan
about DAEMON Tools Nov 2011

...it is tagged as portable ?

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Can't be used in commercial operations, use Virtual Clone D ...

Comment by DataBitz
about DAEMON Tools Jun 2011

Can't be used in commercial operations, use Virtual Clone Drive instead.

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Another junk program You mount the file after creating th ...

Comment by gordonthefree33
about DAEMON Tools Jun 2011

Another junk program You mount the file after creating the virtual drive but you cannot play it, the play button is grayed out

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Good, but also be warned, the installer want's to install a ...

Comment by northar
about DAEMON Tools Jun 2011

Good, but also be warned, the installer want's to install a lot of junk, like extra toolbars,etc

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This entry is quite incorrect. The name is "Daemon Tools", ...

Comment by klischee
about DAEMON Tools Jun 2011

This entry is quite incorrect. The name is "Daemon Tools", but the screenshot shows DAEMON Tools Pro, and the licence is set to free, but it's free for personal use only (Lite) or commercial (Pro). The icon and author/company is wrong too. Edit: I've changed the title to "DAEMON Tools Lite" now, deleted the screenshot and changed the licence to free for personal use. "DAEMON Tools Pro" is another piece of software and should get it's own entry. :)

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This was good until it added spyware and adware to it's ins ...

Comment by SeanJA
about DAEMON Tools Jun 2011

This was good until it added spyware and adware to it's install.

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I used to use this till they went overboard with the bloat/ ...

Comment by evan
about DAEMON Tools Jun 2011

I used to use this till they went overboard with the bloat/advertisements. I use Virtual Clone Drive now and IMHO it's just better all around. I'm not sure if Daemon Tools has improved over the years though because I haven't been using it.

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using Windows 7 x64 and its been working great. A while ago ...

Comment by Mur
about DAEMON Tools Jun 2011

using Windows 7 x64 and its been working great. A while ago it did not support windows 7 but its been fine for about a half a year now.

Daemon Tools is good for mounting almost any cd image file type and is pretty light weight and has a nice interface.

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