Undisker - Open, Create and Extract ISO Files
A disk image utility that can handle ISO files - create, open, view and extract them.
What is a Disk Image?
A disk image file (or simply a disk image) is an exact binary copy of an entire disk or drive. Disk image files contain ALL the data stored on the source drive including not only its files and folders but also its boot sectors, file allocation tables, volume attributes and any other system-specific data. Actually, a disk image is not a collection of files or folders but is an exact duplicate of the raw data of the original disk, sector by sector.
Since disk images contain the raw disk data, it is possible to create an image of a disk written in an unknown format or even under an unknown operating system.
File formats of disk images usually depend on the type of the source drive. For example, ISO files are CD images; IMG (or IMA) files usually are images of hard, floppy and/or removable disks; and XDF files are always floppy disk images.
Disk images are widely used by CD recording software for transferring and storing complete CD contents. A lot of CD recording programs use their own formats for disk images. Some of these formats are plain ISO image files renamed with another extension.
Disk images are also an integral part of the Linux operating system. With Linux, you can 'mount' a disk image
file and use it as a virtual drive.
Download Undisker, the Disk Image Utility
Undisker can create disk images of any floppy disk and other removable drives. A disk image file contains an exact binary copy of a source disk including its boot sector, FAT, and all of its files and folders. Therefore, you can use disk image files to backup or clone your disks.
Undisker is compatible with other disk image software—it can open ISO files, WinImage floppy disk images (IMA), and HDCopy Pro hard disk images (IMG).
Undisker's interface is easy to use: drag-and-drop support allows you to handle disk image files just like ZIP archives—you can extract any file from the image by simply dragging that file to the desktop; or you can view files by double-clicking them just like in Windows Explorer.