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Opening iso files

Have a problem opening a .iso file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what iso files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .ISO file type?

The .iso filename extension denotes the ISO image file format and file type and is assigned to ISO image files. The format received its name from ISO-9660, a standard filesystem for optical CD media.

An .iso image is an uncompressed sector-by-sector copy of the original disk's contents, including its filesystem (ISO-9660 or UDF). Unlike raw image formats, an ISO image stores only user data, excluding any service headers, error correction data and other overhead present on a physical disk. ISO cannot be used to create images of multiple-track CD's (e.g. Audio CD), as an .iso image can only contain a single track.

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Software to open or convert ISO files

You can open iso files with the following programs:
DAEMON Tools Lite
DAEMON Tools Lite by Disc Soft Ltd
WinRAR (32-bit)
WinRAR (32-bit) by win.rar GmbH
DAEMON Tools Lite
DAEMON Tools Lite by DT Soft Ltd
Power2Go by CyberLink Corp.