How to Copy a CD to ISO 9660 Format

by Joshua Bailey
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The ISO 9660 file format is used by many different programs and operating systems. It was developed to unite fellow Mac Os X, Windows and Linux users to have one common ISO file format. Since its adoption, it has become the standard of the ISO file format. Creating an ISO 9660 file from a CD is quite simple, and you can be do it with any of these programs.

Step 1

Download one of the programs from the resource section of this guide. Each one is different, but they all do the same thing. Insert the CD that you want to make an ISO file from.

Step 2

Open Nero and select "Burning Rom." Click on the CD drive on the left side of the menu that appears. Click "Recorder" and click "Save Track." Select "ISO 9660" from the output file format box. Click "Browse" and select a place to save the ISO file and click "GO" to create the ISO file.

Step 3

Open Imgburn and select "Create image file from disc." Select your CD drive from the source drop-down menu. Click the destination icon and select a place to save the ISO file. Imgburn automatically is set to create ISO 9660 files. Click the green arrow to create the ISO file.

Open Magic ISO Maker and select the CD drive from the far left menu. Like Imgburn, Magic ISO Maker's default settings are set to create ISO 9660 files. Click the "Save" button and select a place to save the ISO file. Click "OK" to create the ISO file.


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Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.

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