Install Disk Creator Alternatives

    Install Disk Creator is described as 'simplifies creating a bootable OS X installer'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Install Disk Creator for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Android. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Install Disk Creator are UNetbootin (Free, Open Source), Clonezilla (Free, Open Source), dd (Free, Open Source) and MiniTool ShadowMaker (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Feb 13, 2020

    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
    2. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
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    3. Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
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    4. dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data. This tool can be used for: • Backing up and restoring an entire hard drive or a partition.
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    5. MiniTool ShadowMaker is a backup software for Windows and provides enterprise-level backup. It backs up OS, individual files and folders, disks and partitions to storage devices for file protection with two methods - backup and sync; both support auto backup.
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    6. DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives.
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    7. DiskMaker X (formerly Lion DiskMaker) is an application built with AppleScript that you can use with many versions of OS X/macOS to build a bootable drive from OS X/macOS installer program (the one you download from the App Store).
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    8. WinUSB - simple, portable and lightweight tool, lets you create multiple Windows bootable USB flash drive using ISOs or DVDs. Formatting drive is not required when free space is enough. Boot with NTFS flash drive in UEFI system supported for most PC.
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    9. Automatically make a live bootable usb with ease with AutoBootDisk, a open-source program Features Automatic Updates Automatic Downloader with 78 Linux Distributions Supported, and a custom section if you don't find your distribution in the list.
    10. WizISO is the only reliable burning image tool with no demerits at all. Supports Windows and Mac OS. There 2 ways you can create a bootable disk from an ISO file: USB and DVD/CD and provides 4 types of file format: FAT, FAT 32, exFAT, NTFS, etc.
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