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DAEMON Tools Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to DAEMON Tools for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative 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 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to DAEMON Tools are Virtual CloneDrive, ImgBurn, PowerISO and UltraISO.

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.
This page was last updated May 27, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

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  1. 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.

    Discontinued

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

    WinCDEmu vs DAEMON Tools opinions
    Almost everyone thinks WinCDEmu is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
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    frenchiveruti

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

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    It works great, is open-source, extremely lighweight and comes with few useful options.

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    rboehme

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

    Top negative comment  about 5 years ago
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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.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    Free and reliable, very few cpu and memory consumption

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    Lightweight, poretable, fast

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    SCSIs don't work with WinCDEmu

    Negative comment about 3 years ago
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  2. 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, .

    Discontinued

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

    Virtual CloneDrive vs DAEMON Tools opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Virtual CloneDrive is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
    bystro

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

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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  3. 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.

    Discontinued

    The last version 2.5.8.0 is from June 2013.

  4. PowerISO

    • Windows

    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.

    Bundleware

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

    Most users think PowerISO is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
  5. 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.

    Most users think UltraISO is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.


  6. 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.

    Discontinued

    The last version (4.5.8.7128) is from November 2019.

  7. 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.

    Most users think ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
  8. 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.

    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.

    Most users think Alcohol is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.
  9. ImDisk Toolkit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This all-in-one package includes the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver and several tools and interfaces to mount many formats of image files and make a RamDisk available at Windows startup.

    ImDisk Toolkit vs DAEMON Tools opinions
    Most users think ImDisk Toolkit is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools.

    Open Source, works with Windows 8.1, GUI

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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  10. MagicISO

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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 back, as well as make ISO file from DVD/CD-ROM or hard disk, and handle bootable information at meanwhile.

    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.

    Some users think MagicISO is a great alternative to DAEMON Tools, some don't.
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