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List of common disk image (iso) binary file extensions
List of various disk images, exact copies of a physical disc. Used for both backup and emulation purposes.
Common disk images may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change.
Whole category of disk images contains now 192 file types. Show all disk image (iso) binary file types.
Files with 000 extension can be mostly found as various disk images, like disk images recovered using IsoBuster disk image managing tool.
A bin file extension is commonly used for CD/DVD backups similar to ISO. A bin file is a identical copy of data stored on the physical disk. Often each bin file also has its cue counterpart that allows various virtualization or burning software to work with the image.
Files with ccd suffix can be mainly found as disk images from the CloneCD CD/DVD burning and disk image tool for Windows.
Files with cue extension can be mainly found as cue sheet description files originally used by the CDRwin program, but more commonly known as small files that accompany .bin disk images.
A daa file extension is used for proprietary disk image format used by PowerISO similar to ISO format. DAA images can only be accessed with PowerISO, no other programs support them. They can be however converted to common ISO files with the DAA2ISO utility.
The DAO file extension is related to same utilities, like UltraISO, ISOBuster etc. The *.dao file store image at the Disk at Once - format.
A dmg file extension is used for default disk image format in Mac OS X (macOS) that replaced the older IMG format. It is used much like ISO images on Windows platform.
Files with img extension might also be found as disk images created using the CloneCD program. One of the many disk image file types.
Files with img extension were traditionally used for floppy disk images. However nowadays it is used for many different file types.
An iso file extension is generally used for common CD/DVD disk image format. ISOs are used as a standard backup format of physical disks and are widely supported by burning or virtualization software.
An isz file extension is used for a compressed disk image format from the makers of UltraISO. It's a somewhat rare file format and most programs do not support it.
An mdf file extension is used for disk images created in Alcohol 120%. Similar to standard ISO files, but with some additional information included in the image, mdf images are often used for backups of game disks.
Files with mds suffix can be typically found as one of the auxiliary files for Alcohol 120% disk images. This type of .mds files contains additional metadata that are used to better emulate MDF disk images.
An mdx file extension is used for special disk image format similar to MDS/MDF used in Daemon Tools and Astroburn. No 3rd party applications are able to work with mdx files and only Daemon Tools and Astroburn are able to convert them to ISO files.
A nrg file extension is used for the default disk image format in Nero Burning ROM software. NRG is not just "renamed" ISO image, but proprietary format used by Nero. However both serve the same purpose, ie. physical media backup and burning.
Files with tao suffix can be most often found as data in TAO Track at Once CD/DVD image file format, which is used mainly for burning purposes.
A tc file extension is related to the TrueCrpyt encryption app. The .tc file stores encrypted disk volume.
A toast file extension is related to the Roxio Toast a CD/DVD media authoring tool. A toast file stores CD/DVD disk images.
A uif file extension is associated with MagicISO and used for its proprietary disk image format. UIF is just variation of ISO files, with limited support outside MagicISO. UIF files can be converted to standard ISO files with UIF2ISO utility.
Files with vcd suffix can be also found as disk images made using the Virtual CD software from H+H GmbH.
This is a list of some the most common file types from this category and may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change. Whole category of disk images contains now 192 file types. Show all disk image (iso) binary files.