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Windows 7: How to create an USB stick image (like ISO for DVD)?

03 Jun 2013   #1

win7pro 64bit
How to create an USB stick image (like ISO for DVD)?

Assume I created a bootable USB stick with some additional software on it.

Now I want to backup the whole stuff into an archive file on my hard disc

If I would have an CD/DVD I could create a well known ISO file for it which contains everything.

How do I do this for an USB stick?

If I just copy all files+folders through Winexplorer into a certain folder on my hard disc then all hidden+system files are NOT copied. As well as the boot MBR management files.

So is there a method of really copying everything (inclunding the boot sectors)?

The image should be ready for re-burn onto (another) USB Stick.

How does this work?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Have a look at these two tools.

1. Image USB : Tools for OSForensics - ImageUSB - Write an image to multiple USB Flash Drives

2. USB Image Tool: alex's coding playground USB Image Tool

My preference is Image USB. My hands-on trial here : Ways to turn Bootable USB to a file/folder (ISO, etc.)

You may try both and choose the one you may feel comfortable with or like.

You may find some discussions on these two tools here:

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and subsequent posts. (upto post #132)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2013   #3

win7pro 64bit

Thank you.
It works
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