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Best DAEMON Tools Alternatives

DAEMON Tools is described as *'Lite is an advanced application which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx, .mds/.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, .isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, .mds/' and is a leading ISO Mounting tool in the cd/dvd tools category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DAEMON Tools for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and KDE. The best alternative is WinCDEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DAEMON Tools are Virtual CloneDrive, ImgBurn, PowerISO and CDBurnerXP.

DAEMON Tools alternatives are mainly ISO Mounting Tools but may also be DVD Burners or CD Burners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DAEMON Tools.
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    WinCDEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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 downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.

    ⚫︎ LightweightWinCDEmu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableWinCDEmu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 4.1, released on September 29, 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub

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    frenchiveruti

    It's free of ads, free itself, and also open source and extremely lightweight and easy to use.

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    It works great, is open-source, extremely lighweight and comes with few useful options.

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    rboehme

    In contrast to Daemon Tools, WinCDEmu doesn't support audio CDs.

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    Perfect, simple and opensource tool! No ads, no crapware, perfect. Had I known about it earlier, I would have never even touched DAEMON.

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    Free and reliable, very few cpu and memory consumption

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    Lightweight, poretable, fast

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    SCSIs don't work with WinCDEmu

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    Virtual CloneDrive

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    Discontinued

    last updated: Feb 28th 2020, 15:16 GMThttps://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Virtual-CD-DVD-Rom/Virtual-CloneDrive.shtml

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    bystro

    Very simplistic interface and easy to use. Unlike Daemon Tools' complicated one

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    ImgBurn

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application (39 languages) that everyone should have in their toolkit. ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats. It can burn Audio CDs from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM.

    ⚫︎ LightweightImgBurn consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    The last version 2.5.8.0 is from June 2013.

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    PowerISO

    • Windows
    • FLATHUB
    • Linux
    • Mac

    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 these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN.

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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/

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    CDBurnerXP

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.

    ⚫︎ PortableCDBurnerXP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceCDBurnerXP either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    The last version (4.5.8.7128) is from November 2019.

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  6. CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO also handles DVD image files. If you need to know how to make a CD image or need to edit an ISO image file, UltraISO is the tool you need.

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    Brasero

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME

    Brasero is an application to burn CD/DVD for the GNOME Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.

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  8. ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs a console-mode control program called imdisk.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionImDisk Virtual Disk Driver can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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  9. AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images.

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    Alcohol

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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 CDs as images on your computer, so you can call them up at the click of a button.

    ⚫︎ PortableAlcohol can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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