AlternativeTo Logo

    Win32 Disk Imager Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Win32 Disk Imager 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 25 alternatives to Win32 Disk Imager and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Win32 Disk Imager are balenaEtcher, Clonezilla, UNetbootin and Macrium Reflect.

    Win32 Disk Imager is mainly a Bootable USB Creator but alternatives to it may also be Disk Imaging Tools or Disk Cloning Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Win32 Disk Imager.
    This page was last updated May 28, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    More
    A utility that can write a raw backup image of your hard drive to a removable device or vice versa.
    Learn more about Win32 Disk Imager

    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
    2. balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.
      balenaEtcher vs Win32 Disk Imager opinions
      Some users think balenaEtcher is a great alternative to Win32 Disk Imager, some don't.
      Worked great for Raspberry Pi SD Card image.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      8
      It's very simple and doesn't take long to flash the Raspberry Pi (Micro) SD Card with the latest version of Raspbian.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      -1
      not capable of making backups from USB drive. Can only write image to drive, not the oposite
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      10
      Cannot create image from drive, just write to drive from image.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
      This is an "etcher" or a disk writer. Win32 Disk Imager is a reader and created the filetypes that Balena uses to write to a disk. Balena is not capable of reading from a disk to an image file.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      7
      Doesn't support creating images
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      19


    3. Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
      Clonezilla vs Win32 Disk Imager opinions
      Some users think Clonezilla is a great alternative to Win32 Disk Imager, some don't.
      Clonezilla is more akin to Norton Ghost or other partition restoration software. Win32 is more useful for writing images to USB keys, etc.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      6
      Can be used for PXE Boot Services
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      -3
    4. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
    5. Protect your data, upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Macrium Reflect supports backup to local, network and USB drives.


    6. A very minimal GUI app that can write compressed disk images to USB drives.
    7. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems.
      Some users think Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is a great alternative to Win32 Disk Imager, some don't.
    8. Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in 2016.

    9. 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.
    10. Deepin Boot Maker is a boot maker developed by Deepin Technology Team. It is simple in interface and easy to operate. It helps users to easily make deepin boot disk.
    Showing 10 of 29 alternatives