Free DAEMON Tools Alternatives

    The best free alternative to DAEMON Tools is WinCDEmu, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to DAEMON Tools and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to DAEMON Tools are Virtual CloneDrive (Free), ImgBurn (Free), CDBurnerXP (Free) and Brasero (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 26, 2021


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    • Virtual disk
    • Emulation
    • Dvd burning
    • Mounting drives
    • Multiple languages
    • Portable
    • Support for UDF extension
    • Lightweight
    • CD Ripper
    • Disk Cloning
    • Disk Imaging
    • Create bootable CD
    • Create bootable Image
    • Create bootable USB
    • Convert Img to ISO
    • ISO Editing
    • Video converter
    • Disk Burning
    • Bundled with Windows
    • Windows XP Compatibility


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    • 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. View 39 alternatives to WinCDEmu
      Almost everyone thinks WinCDEmu is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      WinCDEmu vs DAEMON Tools
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      It works great, is open-source, extremely lighweight and comes with few useful options.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      frenchiveruti It's free of ads, free itself, and also open source and extremely lightweight and easy to use.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      SCSIs don't work with WinCDEmu
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      Perfect, simple and opensource tool! No ads, no crapware, perfect. Had I known about it earlier, I would have never even touched DAEMON.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Free and reliable, very few cpu and memory consumption
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Lightweight, poretable, fast
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Small, free, and do the job.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    • Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, . View 35 alternatives to Virtual CloneDrive
      Almost everyone thinks Virtual CloneDrive is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Virtual CloneDrive vs DAEMON Tools
      pros, cons and recent comments
      bystro Very simplistic interface and easy to use. Unlike Daemon Tools' complicated one
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    • ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application, available in 39 languages. View 71 alternatives to ImgBurn


      Even if the developer, in a post on the official forum dated February 2015 (, said the project is not dead, the last version of ImgBurn,, was released years ago, on the 16th June 2013. It can be still downloaded from the official website and works on Windows 10.


      The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. View 45 alternatives to CDBurnerXP


      The default installer contains Opencandy. A version with no third party offers is available in More Download options page.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • 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. View 58 alternatives to Brasero

    • AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. View 53 alternatives to AcetoneISO
      Almost everyone thinks AcetoneISO is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.


      The latest update on SourceForge was on 2013-10-25.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. View 48 alternatives to ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver
      Most users think ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
    • K3b is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop environment for Unix-like computer operating systems. View 58 alternatives to K3b
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE
    • ImDisk Toolkit is an all-in-one package that includes ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver and several tools. View 34 alternatives to ImDisk Toolkit
      Most users think ImDisk Toolkit is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      ImDisk Toolkit vs DAEMON Tools
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Open Source, works with Windows 8.1, GUI
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    • MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. View 55 alternatives to MagicISO
      Some users think MagicISO is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools, some don't.


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

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
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