How to Combine ISOs into One Using MagicISO

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MagicISO Maker is a versatile CD/DVD image file creator, converter, editor and extractor program allowing you to open, convert and join multiple disc image files, like ISOs, into one. An ISO image is a single file copy of an entire disc or hard drive's information and file structure, regardless of file types. MagicISO can combine multiple ISO disc images from CDs, DVDs and your computer's hard drive into one file, as long as your combined ISOs are less than 10GBs in size.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Launch MagicISO Maker. Click the "Tools" menu at the top of the screen and select "Make Multi-Boot Image" to enter the Multi-Boot Image Editor window.

  2. 2

    Click the "Add" button on the right side of the screen to enter the "Bootable Wizard" menu. If loading an ISO from your hard drive, click the "Boot From Hard Disk" button. If loading an ISO from a CD or DVD, click "Boot From Bootable Image File," which allows MagicISO to access an ISO from your disc drive. Click "Next."

  3. 3

    Click the From Local Computer folder to locate and load an ISO from your computer, or click the "Exported From Bootable CD/DVD Image File" button if you previously chose "Boot From Bootable Image File." Click "Next."

  4. 4

    Enter a description for your first ISO in the "Description" field and set a hot key for your file. For example, if your ISO is a bootable file for a program, type "b" or "2" as your hot key and name your file "Reboot Program." If your ISO is an installation image, enter "a" or "1" as your hot key and type "Install" followed by the program's name in the Description field. If your ISO is an image of some other contents, make sure you name it accordingly to keep your ISOs organised. Click "Finish" to load your first ISO in the Multi-Boot Image Editor window.

  5. 5

    Click the "Add" button and run through the on-screen prompts in the Bootable Wizard windows to add more ISOs from your hard drive or CD/DVD drive and return to the Multi-Boot Image Editor window. Repeat for all ISOs you want combined until they all appear in the Multi-Boot Image Editor.

  6. 6

    Rearrange your ISOs by highlighting their icons and clicking the "Move Up" or "Move Down" buttons on the right side of the screen. Check each ISO's "Command" function in the Multi-Boot Image Editor window to make sure each ISO is set to boot from the correct location (most commonly your hard drive).

  7. 7

    Click "Apply" to apply the multibootable image file to your current ISOs. Click "Save" to name and save your current multibootable image file to your hard drive.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure you have plenty of free hard drive space to save your ISO; generally at least 2GBs more than the size of your combined ISOs.
  • Depending on the size of your combined ISOs, allow several minutes for MagicISO to finish saving.

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