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

  • 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

FREE ISO Editor

(by 2016)

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Method 3 (untested by me)

Method 4 (untested by me)

  • there also exists ISOpen (FREE) that claims to modify ISO files directly, but latest version seemed crap/non-working/malicious to me... Do at your own risk, or test only in VirtualBox windows as recommended for crap apps.);

== Commercial(Trial) software ==

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    gBurner (trial period): - is the only one that works with 2 gig ISO files – Lex Dean Feb 13 '15 at 2:00
  • I rejected your edit to the title of this question primarily because it changed the question to sound like it was asking for product recommendations. Such a change would have made the question off-topic on this site, while in its current form it is simply asking for solutions. – Mokubai Jan 13 '17 at 13:24
  • Mokubai, I cant agree with you. You can easily see, that he is not asking for solutions (because he has already found what he was searching - a way to edit iso file), but he tries to find solutions, that are FREE ones. So, my request was only to include that word in TITLE, otherwise, the whole question is absurd, because he says that he has .iso editor already. – T.Todua Jan 13 '17 at 18:00
  • +1 for gBurner. Tried SecureCD creator, but after I added a file to the ISO and saved it was no longer bootable. This worked in gBurner. – EM0 Aug 21 at 10:44

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
  • @TazoTodua this answer was posted over five years ago, back in 2011... – tombull89 Oct 12 '16 at 14:46
  • @tombull89 ISO won't be bootable anymore – polkovnikov.ph May 29 '17 at 11:18

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.

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've also used WinCDEmu in place of ImDisk. – Alexx Roche Feb 1 '16 at 15:27

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

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

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