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Developer(s)MagicISO, Inc.
Stable release
5.5.281 / 21 February 2010; 13 years ago (2010-02-21)[1][2]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Available inEnglish, Albanian, Chinese Simpilifed, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish
TypeOptical disc authoring software
WebsiteWebsite can no longer be found. DNS is missing.
Stable release
2.7 (build 106) / 24 February 2009; 14 years ago (2009-02-24)[3]
TypeVirtual drive

MagicISO (also referred to as MagicISO Maker) is a CD/DVD image shareware utility that can extract, edit, create, and burn disc image files. It offers the possibility of converting between ISO and CUE/BIN and their proprietary Universal Image Format disc image format.

It is able to read and write to disc images without decompressing or moving the files. It can also convert the data from existing CD/DVD-ROMs to disc images. It can also create bootable image files (file extension .bif). MagicISO can mount disc images with the addition of MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager.

The trial version cannot handle disc images larger than 300 MB. MagicISO is currently produced by MagicISO, Inc.

Universal Image Format

Universal Image Format or UIF is a proprietary disc image format for CDs and DVDs designed for MagicISO. Compared to the widespread simpler image formats like .iso and .bin, UIF adds compression, password-protected encryption, MD5 checksums, and multi-session images.[4] [5]

Problems with MagicISO

MagicISO supports CIF files created by Easy CD Creator, but only data CDs (ISO 9660 compatibles), not audio CDs. MagicISO also installs a context menu through the file C:\MagicISO\misosh64.dll (if installed to default directories) which is not removed with the software when uninstalled, rather, it remains on your system and is not easily removed.


MagicDisc, sometimes known as MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager is a freeware virtual drive counterpart to MagicISO. It is a separate download needed to mount discs virtually. MagicDisc can also decompress UIF images to ISO format.[6]

Unlike MagicISO, MagicDisc does not have support for .daa files that were produced by PowerISO.

See also


  1. ^ "MagicISO Maker 5.5 Build 281". Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Using MagicISO to create ISO image files". MagicISO Inc. 21 February 2010. Archived from the original on 21 June 2003. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Mount ISO Files - MagicDisc Download". MagicISO Inc. Archived from the original on 17 June 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  4. ^ "What's an UIF Image". MagicISO Inc. Archived from the original on 3 September 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  5. ^ UIF2ISO source code:
  6. ^ "MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM Overview". MagicISO Inc. Archived from the original on 13 April 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2010.