Win32 Disk Imager v1.0.0

billon on 20 May 2017
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Win32 Disk Imager is a simple disk imaging utility to write IMG files to SD and USB cards and allow booting from these devices. Just point to the IMG file and then select the removable device to write to.

Note that this utility is intended for flash media and cannot burn CD-ROMs.

Note: We recommend reading information available on the author's website before use. Use care with imaging tools like this one.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Win32DiskImager.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary translations.
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/

9 comments on Win32 Disk Imager  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Ginger 2010-11-02 14:18

An excellent tool but two points:
1 It writes to USB menory sticks; But 'USB' not in title or Category (even readme states '...can not write CD-ROMs'??) so hard to find.
2 On its webpage; Several report it tricky to return USB to full capacity afterwards. It can be done but good to know up front

Midas 2012-04-17 10:38

v0.6 changelog: "Not much to this release, other than a few minor fixes and a missing header in the source zip file (it was in the bzr tree though). Consider it an amended tax return without the auditors. :P".

Also, should anyone bump into what Ginger referred in 2., check for solutions @ http://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/74814

V0.6

GrueMaster 2013-02-04 21:34

Released v0.7 yesterday. I'm moving the project over to http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager so get it there.

Lots of new fixes with this release.

v0.6

Midas 2013-02-06 14:41

I have been trying to find an utility to "burn" (write) an ISO file to the second (hidden) partition on a multi-partition USB in Windows (something easily done in Linux -- see http://rudd-o.com/linux-and-free-software/a-better-way-to-create-a-customized-ubuntu-live-usb-drive ! WARNING: due to the move from GRUB legacy to GRUB2, that recipe isn't fully working anymore...).

Like with other similar apps, trying to use Win32DiskImager to this effect will kill the partition table, making a reformat mandatory...

v0.6

ihateyou 2013-05-03 05:40

This program is an epic failure. It failed to write the image to the disk, and it permanently corrupted my drive which now thinks it is a 1gb drive

v0.6

joby_toss 2013-05-03 06:35

v0.6

Midas 2013-05-03 09:50

Also, Bootice provides a quick way to cure pendrive woes:

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20478

(At least, it's what YUMI devs recommend...)

v0.6

siegfried 2017-05-20 15:40

It's not Stealth 'cause It writes to registry:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-95864766-2325389660-2471813846-1001\Software\Win32DiskImager\

v1.0.0

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