In some cases, you’ll want to back up your optical discs to a local drive so you can access and use your CD/DVD drive. In this guide, you’ll find simple instructions on how to save DVD, CD, DVD, HD-DVD, or Blu-ray content to an ISO image archive for backup, easy access, or other reasons.
For this task, I prefer to use a lightweight and easy-to-use program called “ImgBurn“. ImgBurn It supports all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 to Windows 8. (98, ME, XP, VISTA, 7, 8, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008).
How to store DVD or CD disc contents in ISO image file using ImgBurn.
Step 1: Download and install ImgBurn.
1. Download it ImgBurn from: http://www.imgburn.com/
2. Choose “Run” in the pop-up window.
3. selectThe next one” on screen 1 of ImgBurn’s setup wizard.
4. Accept it the license agreement and select “The next one“.
5. Leave the default settings and choose “Next”.
6. Leave the default installation location (unless you use another location to install programs) and select “Next”.
7. selectThe next one” in the folder options in the start menu.
8. When the installation is complete, selectTermination” and start using ImgBurn.
Step 2: Create an ISO image archive from DVD, CD, etc. using ImgBurn.
1. Insert the optical disc you want to image into the CD/DVD drive and double click at ImgBurn application under Programs.
2. VWhen the ImgBurn application starts, the “Create a disk image file” option.
3. Select the source CD/DVD drive (if you have more than one).
4. Select the name of the ISO image archive (optional) and the destination location.
5. Finally click ‘Read and turn onClick the ” icon to create an ISO file from your optical disc.
6. Wait for the operation to finish and you are done! Navigate to the destination folder to locate the recently created ISO image file from your optical drive.
From now on, using the ISO image, you can: