Write, Save and Restore Images From USB Drives With Win32DiskImager [Freeware]

Written By Sam on 29 August 2010
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If you are looking to write Image files (.img) to USB drives then you can try out Win32DiskImager. Win32 Disk Imager is a simple and free Image Writer for Windows that allows you to save and restores images from removable drives, such as a USB drive, SD Card etc. You can use Image Writer for Windows to write boot image to USB drives.

Win32 Disk Imager allows you to for saving and restoring images from removable drives and it can be used to write boot images to a usb drive, making it bootable. You can use Win32 Disk Imager when you like to write a Ubuntu or MeeGo or any other OS image files to a USB Drive.

Procedure to Write Image File to USB Drive

  1. In the Win32 Disk Imager window, click the folder button to the right of the Image File Field.
  2. In the Select a disk image screen browse to select the image file with .img extension.
  3. Insert an empty USB drive into a USB port on your computer and the Device field should fill in automatically to reflect the USB drive’s location.
  4. Click the Write button to save the selected image file onto the USB drive and click Yes in the Confirm overwrite screen.
  5. The image file will begin saving to the USB drive and this may take several minutes.

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