ISO images are the files, which represent the completed copies of DVDs and CDs. ISO images are used for storing the entire copies of DVDs and CDs without the need of the physical discs. They are used for distributing complete software packages, like bootable Linux distributions. ISO images can be edited easily for removing or adding files as required. This technique will allow the user for slipstreaming new files before the ISO images are burnt on the disc. Learning how to edit ISO is not a difficult thing, it is very simple.
An ISO image is like an archive file in the optical disc, which is composed of the data contents in every written sector of the optical disc, which includes the optical disc file system. ISO images can be used from optical discs, or they can be recreated as well from the optical discs using some kind of software programs. Here are some simple steps on how to edit an ISO file.
- First you will have to start with loading the file tree extension from the ISO toolbar button or you can load the same from the file menu in ISO. You can also do this by simply pressing Ctrl+L. After this, you will have to start extracting all the folders and files from the ISO image inside the temporary folder.
- You will have to click on the extract ISO option on the toolbar button, or you can choose a related command from the tools menu option. Choose the destination folder where you wish to extract the files to, and then you can click on OK. Check the progress and if you want to cancel the function of extracting the files from the ISO image, then you can simply click on the cancel button.
- Now, you will have to go in the toolbar button and click on import ISO image or you can select a related command from the menu. This will start loading the file tree from your temporary folder.
- Start editing the temporary folder content, where you can add, remove and edit all the files subfolders and folders. After this, you will have to check and change the volume label and choose the add boot image option if you want to make ISO bootable. Now, you will have to click on the add boot image checkbox and then you can specify the emulation type and start booting the image, which is to be added in the boot area.
- If you wish to add more data in the ISO image file, then you will have to select a folder from the file tree where you need to add the data. Click on the option add file from the toolbar button or select a related command from the edit option for adding files. Now, you can click on the add folder option from the toolbar and press the insert key for adding the folder.
- If you wish to make a custom folder insider the ISO file tree, then click on “create new folder” option from toolbar or you can select a related command from the context menu. Start entering the name of the folder and then select the create button. Drag and drop all the files and folders inside the ISO file tree and then you can add them to ISO.
- The last step for editing the ISO will be saving the new DVD or CD ISO image on the temporary folder. For this you will have to click on the save ISO image option from the toolbar button or you can select a related program from the file menu or you can press Ctrl+S. Wait for sometime and allow the ISO image to compile. If you wish to cancel the compilation process then you can click on the cancel button and now you are done with editing the ISO image file.