Win32 Disk Imager is a totally free program to read and write disk image files to USB flash drives or SD memory cards on Windows operating system. This software is manufactured to write a raw disk image files to a flash device or backup a removable device to a raw image file.
If you need to make a raw disk image or backup your drive then Win32 Disk Imager is a good choice. This Disk Imager has a simplistic user interface with straightforward functionality. Only 12 MB hard drive space is required to install Win32 Disk Imager on your PC.
You are also able to validate an image file using Win32 Disk Imager. Additionally, you can create MD5 and SHA-1 hash which you can save and use if you want to determine the validity of specific.IMG files.
Win32 Disk Imager needs no installation, all you have to open the application and start reading or writing image files to removable media. This disk imager works well with Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 and even with Windows Server 2008/2012/2016. Unfortunately, this program is not able to write CD-ROMs.
How Can You Write Bootable IMG Files to USB Drive With Win32 Disk Imager?
Following guidelines are helpful to write raw. IMG files to a USB thumb drive, or to an SD/CF card using Win32 Disk Imager.
- Download Win32 Disk Imager and Extract it by using WinRAR or any other Windows data compression program.
- Insert your USB pen drive to the PC or a laptop and backup your important data files in USB pen drive. Be sure that the USB drive is recognized and seem like a drive in a Microsoft Windows operating system.
- Run Win32 Disk Imager as an administrator, Select the image file you need to write, and select the removable USB drive or SD/CF card as Device and click Write.
- This will take a few minutes. After it has finished, Unplugs the USB flash drive or SD/CF card and plugs it into the machine you need to work with.
Download Free Win32 Disk Imager Free for Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista 32 bit and 64 bit platform. Click below the download button to download utility.
Attention: It is strongly recommended not to remove the USB drive during writing image file to a USB drive. This may end up having a bad image file or a corrupted USB drive.