How to Create ISO Files From Discs on Windows, Mac, and …

To create ISO files from discs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can use built-in tools or third-party software. Here’s how to do it on each operating system:

Windows:

Windows 10 and later versions have a built-in feature that allows you to create ISO files from discs. Here’s how:

  1. Insert the Disc: Insert the disc (CD, DVD, or Blu-ray) into your computer’s disc drive.
  2. Open File Explorer: Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer) and locate the disc drive under “This PC” or “This Computer.”
  3. Select the Disc: Right-click on the disc drive and choose “Create ISO.”
  4. Save the ISO File: Choose a location to save the ISO file, give it a name, and click “Save.”

Windows will create the ISO file from the contents of the disc, and you can use it to burn a new disc or mount it as a virtual disc drive.

Mac:

On macOS, you can use the built-in Disk Utility to create ISO files from discs. Here’s how:

  1. Insert the Disc: Insert the disc (CD, DVD, or Blu-ray) into your Mac’s disc drive.
  2. Open Disk Utility: Go to “Applications” > “Utilities” and open “Disk Utility.”
  3. Select the Disc: In Disk Utility, you should see the disc listed on the left sidebar. Click on it to select it.
  4. Create Image: Click on the “File” menu and choose “New Image” > “Image from [disc name].”
  5. Save the ISO File: Choose a location to save the ISO file, give it a name, and click “Save.”

Disk Utility will create the ISO file from the contents of the disc, and you can use it to burn a new disc or mount it as a virtual disc drive.

Linux:

On Linux, you can use the “dd” command to create an ISO image from a disc. Here’s how:

  1. Insert the Disc: Insert the disc (CD, DVD, or Blu-ray) into your computer’s disc drive.
  2. Find the Disc Drive: Open a terminal and use the “lsblk” or “blkid” command to identify the disc drive.
  3. Create the ISO File: Use the “dd” command to create the ISO file. For example, if your disc drive is “/dev/cdrom,” the command would be:
    sudo dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/path/to/save/image.iso bs=2048

    Replace “/path/to/save/image.iso” with the desired location and filename for the ISO file.

The “dd” command will create the ISO file from the contents of the disc, and you can use it to burn a new disc or mount it as a virtual disc drive.

Please note that the process of creating an ISO file from a disc may take some time, depending on the size of the disc and the speed of your disc drive. Additionally, always make sure you have the necessary permissions and rights to perform disk operations, especially when using the “sudo” command on Linux.

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