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Free ISO Creator

CNET Editors' review

Unlike zipping files, creating compressed ISO archives isn't as easy as a simple right click. Free ISO Creator is a solid tool to help you turn multiple files into a writable ISO image file. The program does exactly what it says it will. However, it's not the easiest or most customizable creation software you'll ever use.

The program gains major points just for being free. There aren't many similar programs that can say the same. However, there are a good deal of things missing that might be available in a paid program. Free ISO Creator is far from the most attractive program to use. Its layout is quite intuitive to work with, though. You won't have any trouble finding any of the program's settings or getting your ISO image started. There are a few options like choosing the maximum size of your file. It doesn't take long for the program to finish converting your file once it has started. The program doesn't do a lot of hand-holding, so first-time users might feel left out in the cold.

Free ISO Creator lacks features and style, but it absolutely gets the job done. If you need to make ISO files and don't have cash to spend, you need this program. Whether you're trying to burn a CD or DVD, the program will give you premium results quickly and smoothly. Just don't expect any premium features to come along for the ride.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    1.4 stars

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 17
  • Current version:

    1.4 stars

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 17
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Scam software"

    April 15, 2014  |   By shirleypipitone1

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    Free ISO Creator worked reasonably well 3 times, using the free registration code.

    Cons

    So I decided to buy it to avoid having to answer their silly questions every time. Bad idea! I did not receive the lifetime registration code that I paid for. This is scam software. $A23 for nothing.

    Summary

    Free ISO Creator is scam software. I paid for the lifetime registration code and received nothing.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not usable"

    January 19, 2014  |   By RobertNichols2014

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    1. The "BUNNY-WABBIT" humor is annoying and not funny, especially when the installation created a directory with that name.

    2. Program has a serious bug. When the browse button next to ISO File Path is clicked, a "save as" dialog opens and it tries to save an ISO file. This path should be to OPEN the ISO that is being written to the Folder Path. The only way I see to use this program is to copy my ISO to C:\MyIso.iso which is the default. Did the author even test this?

    Cons

    It was free.

    Summary

    Find something better to use.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Too slow and less attractive for modern windows"

    February 10, 2013  |   By just_wild

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    This product has a good and simple user interface..
    Consumes less memory and report status

    Cons

    Cons seem to overpower the pros...
    i) This product is not free...despite it is labelled as free ISO creator...Hence it is almost a scam
    ii) This is very very slow...Even gathering files takes more than 15 minutes (a 4 GB file) plus a plenty of time is taken for the conversion
    iii) Awful icons
    iv) Seems a lot outdated
    v) Does not provide helps
    vi) Drag and drop not available

    Summary

    The worst of its kind

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Uninstalled it after first use."

    January 1, 2013  |   By fisch4bill

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    Free. At least I didn't waste any money on this piece of software.

    Cons

    Sloooooooooooooow! When it finally finished creating the image, it was unreadable.

    Summary

    I have no idea what software the editors were reviewing, but I would not recommend this software to anyone. I went back to a different application that I've used successfully in the past. This one's a waste.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Decent product, lousy publishers"

    October 6, 2012  |   By ndmushroom

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    The product is OK. It's easy, it's fast, it's reliable.

    Cons

    The people who published it are scammers. The product is not free. It's free to try. After a few tries you're going to be prompted to insert a "one-time code", one time meaning that you can only use it one time, after which the application crashes and you have to get a new one etc. Mind you, in order to get the code you have to a. register in their website b. select the right product and c. answer a rather complex math question (calculator required). The publishers probably thought the user will think "what the hell, I'm better off spending $19,95 for the life-time code instead". What the user actually thinks is "what the hell, are they pulling my leg? I'm better off downloading one of the other free ISO creators available on cnet and beyond, one that doesn't treat me like a milching cow but with the respect a customer deserves".

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not "free" at all."

    October 30, 2011  |   By Ndragonawa_II

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    It worked for a time. Made .isos pretty fast.

    Cons

    Let me say this in caps so it sinks in, "IT IS NOT FREE AND IT IS A SCAM!" After a while it'll ask for either money or a "free" code. To get this code you have to create an account on their site and solve equations, which you can only do every 10 hours.

    Summary

    For what I needed to do (back-up physical discs into .iso files) for the price I want (free) CDBurnerXP works worders. It's available here on c|net AND also has a 64-bit version as well as a portable version too.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Use to be good..."

    October 26, 2011  |   By Longtime_IT-Pro

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    Works easily enough for creating simple ISO's. Interface is a bit kindergarden'ish.

    Cons

    Must login and solve a math problem to get a code that only works for 2 minutes. Then you have to wait 10 hours to get another one. THAT IS NOT FREE!!! Come on, C-Net.

    Summary

    If you're like me and simply need to create ISO's every once in a while, this might work. But make sure you can do your work in less than 2 minutes. I'm going to look for something else!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "this is not a free software. it is cheat"

    October 20, 2011  |  

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    no pros to mention

    Cons

    not easy to use. iso content is not editable. you can't add a large folder with many fileds and sub folders. THERE IS NO DRAG'N DROP. so, this software is no good

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hmmmmmmmmm"

    July 15, 2011  |   By Keith_C_A

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    Ok for 1 use

    Cons

    No good for more, It is not completely free if there are conditions!

    Summary

    I thought CNet only had legitimate software which is spyware, or malware tested. Come on CNet don't join the rest of the crappy download comminity! If we can't trust you who can we trust? If it is free say it is free if there are conditions, then say so, it is not free if there are conditions!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT SO FREE"

    March 5, 2011  |   By gothicreader

    Version: Free ISO Creator 2.8

    Pros

    it works great if you can create more ISO.

    Cons

    there isn't anything free about this software. you have to register to get a one time code which only allows for one trial.

    Summary

    CNET needs to change the status of free trial (one time) and BUY NOW.

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