What Is An ISO Image File


ISO Image File

We download ISO image files from the net. We Archive multiple files as ISO. But what is an ISO image anyway ?

An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc. This is a type of disk image which contains all the data contents from every written sector of the optical disc, including the optical disc file system. ISO image files have a file extension of .iso.


 An ISO Image is an archive file of an optical disk like a CD or DVD. This is a disk image which contains all the content of every written sector of an optical disc. Which includes the optical disc file system. ISO image files have a file extension of .iso.

So an ISO Image file contains the entire contents of a disc and can be perfectly represented in a single ISO file.


There are many benefits of an ISO file Image. The best example is you can save your windows operating system disc as an ISO Image file for safe keeping. Don’t trust the optical discs.

You can make an ISO image file of one of your popular games. Mount the ISO image file on a virtual optical drive to play the game, instead of inserting the disc every time you play the game. You will need a CD/DVD emulation software to mount the ISO image file, get it free here. The advantages are many.

Best thing is, you can burn the ISO image back in an optical Disk CD or DVD.This makes it very convenient, should you need to share your game CD or DVD.

How to burn ISO Image in windows ?

There are many FREEWARE tools to burn ISO image file, like Free ISO burner. But you wont need any extra software to burn ISO image files.

If you are on Windows 7 or Windows 8, read this on How you can easily burn an ISO image file from within windows. Windows 7, 8 has finally introduced this feature that other operating systems have had for many years. Better late than never. The ability to burn ISO images to CDs or DVDs. And it could not be much easier to use this feature.

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