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Create ISO image file of thumb drive

I have several bootable USB thumb drives that I would like to create ISO image files of so that I can write these .ISO images to other flash drives to create other bootable thumb drives in the future.

What utilities are able to do this?
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Why ISO ?
In AOMEI backuper you can do Image of your Flash Drive to file and recover it do many flash drives in the future.
All you have to do is select Disk Backup

And it's FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Select Disk/flash drive and select destination, that's ALL

IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
AOMEI backuper is great.

However in this case I need to be able to create an image of the thumb drive to an ISO file so users can easily write these ISO files to thumb drives or DVDs without having to use any special software or steps.

What kind of software or utilities are able to do this?
Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
For this I use ImageBurn.

Here is a blog with the steps.



(copied from the blog in case it ever goes away)

The instructions for USB to .iso are as follows (for a Windows 7 installation for example):
1.  Install ImgBurn. You can even get a portable version of it, just search for it.
2.  Plug the bootable USB into the computer
3.  Start ImgBurn.
4.  Click on the “Create image file from files / folders” button on the home menu.
5.  In “Sources” browse to the USB drive.
6.  In “Destination” choose where to save the final .iso image.
7.  Go to the “Advanced” tab on the right and then “Bootable Disk”.
8.  Check the box “Make Bootable Image” and then, in the “Boot image” box browse to file “etfsboot.com” that is in the USB stick found in the folder “boot”.
9.  In the field “Developer ID” put “Microsoft Corporation” and enter “07C0” in the “Load Segment” field.
10.  Enter ‘4’ in the ‘Sectors To Load’ field if your etfsboot.com file is 2K is size, enter ‘8’ if it’s 4K. In other words, x = size of etfsboot.com in bytes / 512.
11.  Click “Build” and you’re done!
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Magic ISO Maker.
I'm using this software for years and is always good. You can edit iso file after creation and add or remove stuff

IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Are there any free utilities or software that will make these ISO files?
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Check this list but Except Nero I did not test any of them

imageburn is free
but what do you mean exaactly with" so users can easily write these ISO files to thumb drives or DVDs without having to use any special software or steps"
i don't see how iso files help here. so plse tell us exactly what you want - maybe iso's are not your best solution
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