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    MagicISO is described as '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' and is a very popular ISO Mounting tool in the cd/dvd tools category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MagicISO for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is WinCDEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MagicISO are ImgBurn, DAEMON Tools, Virtual CloneDrive and UltraISO.

    MagicISO is mainly a ISO Mounting Tool but alternatives to it may also be ISO Creators or DVD Burners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MagicISO.
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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

      Most users think WinCDEmu is a great alternative to MagicISO.
    2. 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

      Even if the developer, in a post on the official forum dated February 2015 (http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?/topic/21614-imgburn-v2580-released/page-2#entry155228), said the project is not dead, the last version of ImgBurn, 2.5.8.0, was released years ago, on the 16th June 2013. It can be still downloaded from the official website and works on Windows 10.

      Bundleware

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



    3. DAEMON Tools 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/*.

      Bundleware

      Lite installer contains ads.

      Some users think DAEMON Tools is a great alternative to MagicISO, some don't.
    4. Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .
    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.


    6. 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.
      ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver vs MagicISO opinions
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      Appears it cannot generate ISO images, just mount them.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    7. 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.

    8. 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.
    9. 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: Forum

    10. 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 Penz.
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