We reviewed a software program yesterday that you could use to mount up to 20 ISO images on a computer system. Lee Mathews over at the Download Squad mentioned a tool on the same day that could be used to create ISO images.
ISO Creator, the name of the application, can be used to create ISO images from files or folders of the computer's hard drive.
The benefits of creating ISO images and mounting them in Windows might outweigh the negative aspects. The main benefit is file management. Instead of having many folders and files scattered around the hard drive there is only one ISO file containing all the files. It's not a difference speed wise either because the files are still located on the computer's hard drive.
The only negative aspect of this transformation is the fact that no new files can be added to the ISO image. The user would have to copy all files back to the computer, add the new ones and create a new ISO image, unless the source files are still there.
The interface of Free ISO Creator is simplistic. It is mainly used to add folders or files to the ISO using an integrated file browser. You may set a limit for the ISO; useful if you plan to burn it to disc eventually but not required.
The application supports three default sizes that you cans select: 700 MB, 4.5 GB or 8.0 GB. It is naturally possible to set a custom size for the ISO image as well.
A few additional options like creating a bootable image or selecting a different file system for the ISO are available. Conversion of the files usually does not take longer than a few seconds depending on the size they occupy on the hard drive, and some additional parameters like the hard drive's speed.
The ISO images can be mounted or burned to CD or DVD afterwards.
Free ISO Creator is a handy program for Windows to create ISO images. The whole process is simple and completes in a matter of minutes.
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