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UltraISO Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to UltraISO for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to UltraISO and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to UltraISO are WinCDEmu, DAEMON Tools, Virtual CloneDrive and AnyBurn.

UltraISO alternatives are mainly ISO Mounting Tools but may also be Bootable USB Creators or DVD Burners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of UltraISO.
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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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightRufus consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableRufus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    This alternative is disputed. Rufus is still a legitimate alternative to UltraISO, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Only for burning, not editing iso

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    ultraiso is for creating ISOs, rufus isn't.

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    Doesn't do what UltraISO do

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    Rufus is not for burning/mounting ISO, rather to create USB bootables from ISO images

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    not for creating ISO from CD/DVD

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    Rufus is not for burning/mounting ISO, rather to create USB bootables from ISO images.

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    ultraiso is for creating isos, rufus isn't.

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  2. WinCDEmu icon

    WinCDEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightWinCDEmu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableWinCDEmu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeWinCDEmu doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Discontinued

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

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  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/.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDAEMON Tools supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionDAEMON Tools can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    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, .

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    Discontinued

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

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    AnyBurn

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAnyBurn can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceAnyBurn either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightAnyBurn consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionImDisk Virtual Disk Driver can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAlcohol can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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    PowerISO

    • Windows
    • FLATHUB
    • Linux
    • Mac

    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.

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    Bundleware

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

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    AnyToISO

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    [Lite version is totally free but it cannot deal with files greater than a regular CD size (870 MB) ].

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    Most users think AnyToISO is a great alternative to UltraISO.
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    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.

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    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.

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