File Extension Library

.ISO File Extension

  • Category: Disk Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .ISO files and how to open them?

Can't open .ISO file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .ISO file.

What is a .ISO file extension?

.ISO file extension has been classified as Disk Image Files. The format of .ISO file is Binary

.ISO is Disc Image File

An ISO file is a common CD or DVD disc image format based on the ISO-9660 standard. It contains an exact duplicate of data from the original disc, which includes the data saved on the disc as well as the filesystem information, such as directory structures, file attributes, and boot code. ISO files are often used for making copies of CDs and DVDs.

ISO files are useful for duplicating or backing up CDs and DVDs because they copy every bit of data exactly from the disc. This is different than copying all files from a disc because the disc header information is lost in the copy process. An ISO file can be used to restore a disc exactly to the original version.

Windows 7 includes a utility called Windows Disc Image Burner that can burn ISO images to CDs and DVDs. The utility is located in the WindowsSystem32 directory and has the filename isoburn.exe.

NOTE: Some ISO files can be loaded by a Sony PSP using the Fast Loader utility.

List of all softwares that can open the Disc Image File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft File Explorer
Nero 2018
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
Corel WinZip 23
ISO Master
Alcohol 120%
DT Soft DAEMON Tools
NeoSmart Technologies EasyBCD
VideoLAN VLC media player
WinRAR 5
Sysprogs WinCDEmu
Apple Disk Utility
Roxio Toast 17
Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac
VMware Fusion 10
VideoLAN VLC media player
Canonical Furius ISO Mount
VideoLAN VLC media player
ISO Master
File Type 2:

Arbortext IsoDraw Document

Developer by: PTC Category: CAD Files

CAD drawing created by Arbortext IsoDraw, a program used for creating 2D technical illustrations; often used for saving drawings for part catalogs, service manuals, and assembly instructions; can be used for flattening imported 3D drawings into a 2D format for printing and publishing.

Arbortext IsoDraw illustrations may also be saved to the .ISOZ compressed format to reduce the document size for sharing over email.

List of all softwares that can open the Arbortext IsoDraw Document
PTC Arbortext IsoDraw
PTC Creo View Express
File Type 3:

PlayStation 2 ROM File

Category: Disk Image Files Format: Binary

ROM file that contains a complete copy of data extracted from a PlayStation 2 game; often used for making backup copies of PS2 games; can be opened with a PlayStation 2 (PS2) emulator such as PCSX2.

To open an ISO file with PCSX2, you can simply drag and drop the file to the application without mounting the disk image. You can also select CDVD → Iso Selector → Browse, navigate to your file, and click Open. In order to use PCSX2, you must "dump" the Basic Input Output System (BIOS) files from your PS2 console. It is illegal to use BIOS data from other PS2 consoles.

NOTE: Because of their large file size, PS2 ISO game files may be compressed. Compressed ISO files may have a different file extension, such as .7Z, which indicates the type of compression used to reduce the file size.

List of all softwares that can open the PlayStation 2 ROM File

How to fix problems with .ISO files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ISO files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ISO file format
  2. You need to check the .ISO file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)