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    What are the best UltraISO alternatives?

    UltraISO is described as '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' and is a very popular ISO Creator in the cd/dvd tools category. There are more than 50 alternatives to UltraISO for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UltraISO are WinCDEmu, DAEMON Tools, Virtual CloneDrive and ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver.

    UltraISO is mainly a ISO Mounting Tool but alternatives to it may also be DVD Burners or Bootable USB Creators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of UltraISO.
    This page was last updated Feb 17, 2022
    • Windows
    CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images -...
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    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
      Rufus vs UltraISO opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Rufus is still a legitimate alternative to UltraISO, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      not for creating ISO from CD/DVD
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      Only for burning, not editing iso
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      ultraiso is for creating ISOs, rufus isn't.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      Doesn't do what UltraISO do
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Rufus is not for burning/mounting ISO, rather to create USB bootables from ISO images
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      Rufus is not for burning/mounting ISO, rather to create USB bootables from ISO images.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      ultraiso is for creating isos, rufus isn't.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    2. 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.


      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 UltraISO.

    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/*.


      Lite installer contains ads.

      Some users think DAEMON Tools is a great alternative to UltraISO, 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. 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.

    6. AnyBurn is a light weight but professional CD / DVD / Blu-ray burning software that everyone must have. It provides a free and complete solution for burning.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      [Lite version is totally free but it cannot deal with files greater than a regular CD size (870 MB) ].
      Most users think AnyToISO is a great alternative to UltraISO.
    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.


      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. 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.


      The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: Forum

    9. AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images.
      Most users think AcetoneISO is a great alternative to UltraISO.
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