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 (Free, Open Source), DAEMON Tools (Freemium), Virtual CloneDrive (Free) and ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 19, 2021

    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.
      ultraiso is for creating isos, rufus isn't.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

      Only for burning, not editing iso
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

      ultraiso is for creating ISOs, rufus isn't.
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      Doesn't do what UltraISO do
      Negative comment 8 months ago

      Rufus is not for burning/mounting ISO, rather to create USB bootables from ISO images
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      not for creating ISO from CD/DVD
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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

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      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, .
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    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.
    7. 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

    8. 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.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      [Lite version is totally free but it cannot deal with files greater than a regular CD size (870 MB) ]. As the name suggests, AnyToISO Converter promises to convert just about any format to something that can be turned into a disk image (ISO).
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      Most users think AnyToISO is a great alternative to UltraISO.
      • 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.


      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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