Image files provide an excellent means of creating an exact copy of a CD or DVD and MagicISO is a tool that has been designed to make it easier to work with such images. A selection of files can be transformed into an ISO image ready for burning to disc in just a few mouse clicks, and there are a range of options available for converting existing disc images from one format to another - such a n IMG to ISO and vice versa.

The program has the ability to display the content of disc images and this provides you with the option of extracting the entire contents or just the specific files you need. Files and folders can also be easily added to or removed from images and images can be quickly backed up to your hard drive whether solely for backup purposes or for use in a virtual environment.

MagicISO can be used to create images from your existing CDs or DVDs, and there is the option of making such images bootable - again, this can be useful for working in virtual environments such as Virtual PC or Windows 7's Windows XP mode.

The program can be used as a standalone application, but integration into Windows Explorer means that many of its tools and features can be accessed from the context menu. However MagicISO is used, it provides all the tools you need to effectively work with disc image files.

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A very valuable program that can be put to countless uses, from backing up CDs and DVDs to creating your own bootable installation discs.