USB Image Tool 1.72

The new version fixes a bug, that occured with version 1.71 and caused imz compressed images to be twice as large as necessary and partially unreadable by several tools (including the Windows integrated zip support).

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31 Responses to “USB Image Tool 1.72”

  1. Hans-Werner Grenzhäuser Says:

    I just bought a Raspberyy PI 2 and I will use your valuable tool to get a backup of my SD card on my PC.
    Thx for all your work invested in USB Image
    kind regards
    Hans-Werner

  2. kevin Waddell Says:

    great Product

  3. Damon Says:

    Thank you for your help.

  4. Seydoux Says:

    Good.

  5. Dirfis Says:

    Super

  6. abidin ARPACI Says:

    Thank you for your great program.
    Greetings from Turkey.

  7. pietro Says:

    just to notify you something strange…
    .imz file is a lot bigger than an .img subsequently
    compressed with windows “compressed folder”

  8. Alex Says:

    @pietro: imz should be at least similar to an uncompressed img file from the same device. There was a bug in 1.71, that caused the imz to be twice the size and partially invalid.

    A compressed/zipped folder can be much smaller than the complete image, because it doesn’t include the unused space, which a image file naturally does. Please see FAQ for more info on this topic.

  9. visohk Says:

    Thanks a lot

  10. Stevie Says:

    This tool is invaluable (the amount of times I have messed up my PI) – so, Thank You Alex!! Just to note though, an *.img.gz file will go up to about 130% when restoring which is a little strange.

  11. Hayato Says:

    It’a a good tool.

  12. Guenther Bindl Says:

    Hi Alex,

    sorry it will not work!

    It isn’t possiple to restore a valid image to an usb stick.
    “Could not access the USB device. Code 32” is the onla reaction.

    – USB Image Tool 1.72 was started as admin under Win 7
    – USB stick was deactivated, without drive letter
    – several PCs, several sticks, several images – no way!
    – logfile shows founded devices, no significant error message

    What should i do?

  13. Noor Says:

    I will use your valuable tool to get a backup of my SD card on my PC.

  14. Kenny Says:

    Thank you for your share

  15. Martin Ingebrand Says:

    Solution for “Could not access the USB device. Code 32” under Windows 10 professional, 64 Bit, German Version.

    Use “Abgesicherter Start” (minimal). Then the Restore works:

    Einstellungen – System – Info – Zusätzliche Verwaltungstools – Systemkonfiguration – Start – Abgesicherter Start (minimal).

    Um nach dem Beenden des Restores den normalen Windows-Start wieder einzustellen, muss man das bei “Abgesicherter Start” gesetzte Häkchen wieder entfernen.

  16. Joshua Says:

    Got the “Could not access USB device. Code 32” when I tried to do a backup and restore at the same time.

    Also, the image made off a 32GB flash drive cannot be restored to the same drive because “The image is too large for the selected USB device.”

    It would be really helpful if there was a choice for the image to be the size of the amount of data.

  17. Alex Says:

    @Joshua: Please see forum, FAQ and other comments.

  18. jacky Says:

    16GB USB device (1.18MB used) is compressed to 16GB img file.
    How I can make 1M img image file(CD)?

  19. L Says:

    Great!

  20. Alison Says:

    An ordinary 8Gb flash drive became unreadable when I tried to reformat it to NTFS on Windows 7. I’ve just used USBIt v1.72 to Reset it (apparently successfully, i.e. no error) — but W7 still says it is unable to format the whole device. Any suggestions welcome – it’s the only flash drive I have and it would be great to restore it to life.

  21. Unmesh Says:

    Alison,

    Try using the tool at https://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/330/hp-usb-stick-formatting-tool

  22. Diyan Dimitrov Says:

    Hello,
    I use very much your program.
    I want to ask you to make some sort of tool to be able to automatically edit the size of the partitions. What do I mean? Many heck is going on to do IMG example Samsung’s flash drive size 14.9 GB real (16GB), and returned IMG A-Date 16 GB again but with size 14.1 GB real. Information is for example 10 GB. Use cloning Atsronis. Realistically there is space but sticks themselves are of different sizes and it is not. My suggestion is to be able to use less Partition if there is space. Thanks.

  23. Alex Says:

    @Diyan: As stated in FAQ, USB Image Tool won’t interfere with partitions or data in partitions. It will just copy the raw device data. Handling different partition types is a risky thing and I will leave that to dedicated tools.

  24. jhon Says:

    Very good

  25. Sabung Ayam Online Says:

    Thank you

  26. Ar713 Says:

    Thank you for your software! It worked on a handful of HPs. Some of them have the USB boot disabled in BIOS. Do you know any solution when this is the case?

    Thanks!

  27. JWC Says:

    This tool is excellent. I’ve found it to be the very best way to back up or restore Raspberry Pi SDHC boot images; other methods are very cumbersome.

    Do you have any plans to make a Debian version? Please consider doing it if possible!

  28. Alex Says:

    @JWC: There are no plans for a Linux version.

  29. Alex Says:

    @Ar713: I’m not really sure, what you are referring to.

  30. Luis Erique Says:

    Hi,.

    I tryed to make a booteable mac os usb drive with a dmg file, but now my 8GB flash dive kinsgtone (datatravel 100 G2) is unuseable.

    Everytime I plug on a Mac os o Win os, looks like a SkyMedi 64MB Drive (no Kingstone anymore). I cant format I cant access, I cant reverse this process.

    usb image tool says Error Code 121 when I try to reset the drive.

    how can I reverse this so I can have my 8GB kingstone drive again?

  31. Alex Says:

    @Luis: Please try the HP USB Storage format tool. Please see the forum for more info.

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