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Under Windows, is there any way to edit the contents of a bootable ISO?

I tried PowerISO, but unfortunately it isn't free.

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best I can find is to mount the file using a preferred method, copy the contents, edit as desired and recreate the iso file using something like Free ISO Creator (minidvdsoft.com). –  MaQleod Sep 9 '11 at 19:50
    
thanks, that's what I already do, but I was looking for better options –  Bialy Sep 9 '11 at 19:53
    
The only other thing I found that might come close (don't have anything here to really test with) is ImageMaster (freewarebb.com/files/file/7110-imagemaster). It doesn't look like it does direct edits, but it can read, extract, create, burn all from the same interface, so you only need the one program. –  MaQleod Sep 9 '11 at 20:12
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WinRAR, 7zip, MagicISO and imgBurn all let you open and edit files, although WinRAR is paid for (eventually, that is).

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Winrar can actually be used forever..it prompts you to register, but you can still use it anyway. –  Simon Sheehan Sep 9 '11 at 20:16
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I tried WinRAR / 7zip >> both can open Iso files , but can't edit (add/delete) any files within. MagicISO >> limited to 300mb . imgBurn >> can create/burn but cant "EDIT" –  Bialy Sep 9 '11 at 20:23
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You could use 7zip to open the files, extract them, then reacreate it using ImgBurn...but there's probably more efficent ways to do so. –  tombull89 Sep 9 '11 at 21:23
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I just came across a program which did this for me: ISO Master

Only thing is, it's Linux-only. I searched for Windows-based software for two days but did not come across anything that could edit a bootable ISO file.

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Image Master or Deep Burner seems to be the windows solutions to ISO Master.

I would use 7-zip to extract the ISO, hack about with this, LC ISO Creator and then either ImgBurn to burn the ISO or ImDisk to mount it.

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I use WinISO - www.winiso.com/download.html

The free version will only let you save ISOs of 500mb max

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Free ISO Editor :

* ISOpen (FREE);
* SecureCD creator(FREE);
* ISO master (trial period);
* gBurner (trial period);
* Poweriso + MagicISO + UltraISO + WinISO (filesize limit - 300mb);
* ImgBurn (builds iso)

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