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How To Create, Burn, Mount, Extract ISO File With PowerISO

ISO files are quite useful for many purposes. With the help of ISO files, you can simply share large and heavy files easily over the internet. ISO files represent the whole data of a CD or DVD. The entire data of any software game etc. can be transformed to ISO file which you can share with anyone, anywhere with ease.

But ISO file is nothing if you do not have the right tool to extract the files contained in the ISO files. You can’t get the data present in an ISO file without ISO file extractor or manager. There are many software available over the internet but finding the best is the real problem.

PowerISO

I tried an amazing ISO manager tool named PowerISO which offers many functions to manage your ISO files. This article is all about PowerISO and its working. With this in-depth review of PowerISO, you would be able to know how does PowerISO work and its main features.

Features Of PowerISO

PowerISO is an all-in-one solution for all your file processing needs. You can process ISO files as well as the BIN files using PowerISO tool. It enables you to extract, mount, edit, create, burn, encrypt, compress, convert, split, and open ISO files. So, with the help of PowerISO, you can do almost anything with your ISO files and Bin image files. Let’s us know about its efficient features.

Create ISO File

The most important and core feature of PowerISO is creating ISO files. You can easily create any ISO file using this tool. It allows you to create ISO files from hard disc files, from CD/DVD/BD disc, and create bootable ISO files without any hassle. Not only an ISO file but you can even create BIN Cue files.

The process to create ISO file using PowerISO is quite easy. You can create any ISO file with a single click and without any difficulty. Follow the below steps to create ISO file using PowerISO.

  1. The very first step to create ISO file using PowerISO is to open or drop the desired files in PowerISO tool. So, download and install PowerISO tool on your system and then launch it. There are various ways to open the files in PowerISO. First, you can click Add button present at the top bar menu of PowerISO, and then select the desired folders. Or you can go to the location where the files or the folders are situated, select them all, and then drag-n-drop in Power ISO.
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  2. The moment you add the files and folders in PowerISO, it will extract them and then you can save them as ISO files. So, after uploading the files and folders simply click the save button. You can set the path location where you want to save the ISO file and then you would have to select the file type. It enables you to save the file in ISO, DAA and BIN file. You need to choose ISO option if you want to create the ISO file.
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  3. There is one more and way to do the same. Simply select the files and folder of which you want to create an ISO file, right-click and then select PowerISO option. It will provide sub-options too from which you need to select Add to image file. Then simply select the ISO file option and save it.
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So, this way you can quickly create ISO files using PowerISO.

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Burn ISO file

If you want to burn ISO files to CD/DVD etc then don’t worry, Edit ISO File is here to help you. It allows you to burn ISO files to CD-RW, CD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R DL and so on. It is a quick process to burn ISO files or any other image file. You can also burn Apple DMG files, MP3, FLAC, WAV, BIn file, video image file etc. to CD/DVD.BD disc image within seconds. Below is the complete process to burn ISO files using PowerISO.

  1. First, open PowerISO and then add the ISO file that you want to burn to CD/DVD by clicking on add files and folders or simply drag-n-drop the files in PowerISO.
  2. After that click on the Burn option which you can find at the top menu bar of PowerISO.
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  3. Now you need to configure some settings like burning drive, burning speed etc. Make sure that you inserted the CD/DVD to which you want to burn the ISO files before burning them. And at last, click burn button and the process will start. After few seconds your files will be burned successfully to the CD/DVD.

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Extract ISO File

You don’t need to have any other tool for extracting ISO files as PowerISO is enough for doing that too. You can quickly extract the ISO files and view and run the files contained in it. PowerISO not only supports ISO files but it also allows you to extract other disc image files including DAA, LCD, IMG, CDI, BIN/CUE, BIF, CIF, C2D etc. It also supports multi session disc image files.

  1. To extract ISO files using PowerISO first launch the software and the open the ISO file which you want to extract from the Add button. 
  2. After that, simply click the Extract button from the menu options of the software and select the path location where you want to save the extracted files and then click the Ok button.
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  3. There is one more and quicker method to extract ISO files. For this, open the location where your ISO file is stored. Right-click on it, select PowerISO and then click Extract here. That’s all you need to do, the extracted files would be stored in the same folder with the same name.
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Mount ISO File

Another great feature of PowerISO is that it contains an inbuilt virtual drive which helps you to mount ISO files without having to download any other software for mounting ISO files or any other image file. You can quickly mount your ISO files using PowerISO without any hassle.

  1. For mounting the ISO files using PowerISO, you have to launch PowerISO.
  2. Now click on the Mount option from PowerISO menu items. It will show up some more options from which you need to select a virtual drive.
  3. Now select the ISO files that you want to mount. That’s all you need to do.
  4. If you want to unmount the file then simply select the file, click Mount button and then select unmount the drive.

Some Other Features

So, above were some of the main features of PowerISO, but there are some more other features too which you should know about so that you can use them in future if needed.

Edit ISO File

PowerISO also enables you to edit ISO files and the files contained in it. You can rename the files, delete files, add more files and modify files date time in ISO files.

Make Audio DISC

Create mixed mode CD, standard audio CD, burn MP3, Wav etc to CD, edit existing audio CD image on using PowerISO.

Audio CD Ripper

RIP audio CD to mp3, FLAC, WAV files with the help of PowerISO. You can even rip audio CD to FLAC/CUE, WAV/CUE, MP3/CUE and so on.

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ISO And Bin Converter

With the ISO and BIN converter of PowerISO, you can convert ISO to BIN, BIN to ISO, Apple DMG to ISO, and so on.

Create Bootable USB

Create bootable USB or CD for WIndows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 with ease.

Multi Format Support

PowerISO supports a huge number of file formats such as BIN, CIF, VCD, C2D, PDI, DMG, MDF, CIF, NRG, TAo, DAO and so on. So, you won’t have to worry about file formats when you perform some functions using PowerISO.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Fast processing.
  • All-in-one solution.
  • Free to use.
  • Muti-format support

Cons

  • You have to buy the paid version for using all the features.

Pricing

  • Free
  • Paid Version – $29.95

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Wrap Up

PowerISO is a single platform solution for all your imaging needs. You can mount, extract, create, edit the ISO files for free. It is really user-friendly software which doesn’t require any extra tech knowledge for operating. The free version is good if you do not need to operate files larger than 300 MB. But if you want to remove the file size limit then you will have to purchase the paid version.

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Shivani Srivastava

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