WinImage Portable is a fully-fledged disk-imaging suite for easy creation, reading and editing of many image formats and fileystems, including DMF, VHD, FAT, ISO, NTFS and Linux. The disk image is an exact copy of a physical disk (floppy, CD-ROM, hard disk, USB, VHD disk, etc.) or a partition that preserves the original structure. With WinImage in place, you can recreate the disk image on the hard drive or other media, view its content, extract image-based files, add new files and directories, change the format, and defragment the image. All this and more is delivered in one intuitive user interface that enables imaging right out of the box.
The program has many utilitarian uses at home and in the office. As a serious PC user, you probably have tons of old but still useful floppy disks. With WinImage in place, you can turn them into disk images, which can be stored on the hard drive and recreated, when a need arises.
In combination with a CD creating tool, WinImage Portable can help you create your own custom boot disk with hardware diagnostic or virus cleaning software to bring a problem PC back up and running without being in Windows. As a hard-disk backup solution, WinImage allows you to save hours and even days restoring a system and configurations on a machine that has experienced a hard-disk crash or software corruption. Along with homes and offices, this ability is a must for training classes, where restoring torn down PC configurations quickly is critical.
The application can assist you in creating disk images from removable drives, CDs and floppy disks. While the latter option might seem a bit outdated and irrelevant for the majority of users, WinImage also comes with advanced, useful functions for opening multiple types of disk images, such as ISO, VHD, VMDK, CIF, VUD and the list does not end here.
Create and manage disk images for various purposes
Moreover, the built-in batch assistant is designed to help you process sets of files with a single operation, making the image creation process just a matter of pressing a few ‘Next’ buttons.
You can use the application to extract files from a disk image, remove existing content, add folders and files to the image, create new directories, modify the label and view detailed information about the loaded image file. Furthermore, you can compare the content of two different disks.
Format disks, edit MBR properties, and more
Additionally, it comes with a set of options and settings designed to meet the requirements of more advanced users. For instance, it can be used for formatting disks, editing the master boot record (MBR) properties, erasing the physical drive and resetting it as bootable or even creating a virtual hard drive from a physical drive and restore it at a later time.
There is an option for converting virtual disk images, enabling you to easily generate fixed size or dynamically expanding VHD files. The program comes in handy for creating custom boot disks or performing backups of your hard-disk data. It can save you the time needed to restore the system or re-installing Windows and all the necessary software, in case of a system crash.
- Create a disk image from a removable drive (like USB drive), CD-ROM, floppy,
- Extract file(s) from a disk image,
- Create empty disk images,
- Inject files and directories into an existing disk image,
- Change a disk image format,
- Defragment a disk image,
- A powerful “Batch assistant” mode that lets you automate many operations,
- And many more!
WinImage uses a modern, cutting edge Windows interface, and is available for Windows 95/98, and Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 server in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
New for version 11.00
- Support opening GPT/GUID image file.
- Windows ARM64 build.