USB Image Tool 1.57/1.56

The new version fixes some problems with the creation of large zip files by implementing new versions of zlib (1.2.5) and minizip (1.1). Additionally to version 1.56, it uses 64 bit functions for zip file handling. This should fix the issue with broken zip files. When working with zip files, updating to 1.57 is strongly recommended.


  • Looks great but didn’t worked with my ipod touch 4th Gen. The software don’t “see” the ipod hocked with the usb cable. Is it a known issue?
    Thanks and keep that good work!

    • I guess, the Ipod isn’t working in the USB mass storage mode, because it’s using iTunes to fill it with data. Everything, that doesn’t support the mass storage protocol, won’t be recognized by USB Image Tool.

    • @wissahikon: What information? USB Image Tool can’t create ISO files, if you mean the CD/DVD format. I explained it in detail in comments or the forum.

  • Hello

    I should write a file in ‘Device mode’, but I cannot switch between ‘Volume mode’ and ‘Device mode’.
    What can I do?

  • great tool thank you

    I put an image of a rescue disk(modified for use on USB device) on my USB-drive –> booting from the drive works great, but now i don’t have access to the drive via explorer,
    i have to format the drive to use it normaly

    do you have any idea how to fix that problem?
    thank you

    • @guenter: I guess it is a Linux rescue disc. I assume that it conains a file system, Windows doesn’t support on a flash drive. Reformatting it after usage shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Hallo Alex

    wenn ich auf einem USB-Stick ( 4GB) mit ein IMAGE von 256MB wiederherstellen möchte wird aber eine Partition von 4GB erstellt.

    Hat das was mit Volume/device mode zu tun ?

  • Hey, great app and thanks for putting it out there. Was hoping I could mount the img file from a backup using Virtual Clone Drive. Doesn’t seem to work – mounts without error but shows no content and drive properties says 0 bytes.

  • I’ve try it n working just fine for back up n restore usb flashdisc….
    but is there any way to mount the image without flash disc connected in xp. cuz i can’t do it……..:P

    thanks alot before

    • @R1: Sorry, I don’t know of any tool/driver, that can mount an image file directly in Windows. You can probably convert the image to VHD format and use it with a Virtual PC, but all the tools I found either were commercial or needed a registration.

  • Good tool but the compress image cannot support 4GB+ USB.
    I got a 16GB USB but it only contain 1GB data.
    Wish next version can support higher capability USB.

  • Hi Alex,

    I backup my 8GB SD card from my nokia phone into my harddisk (properties shows 7.42GB = 7,969,177,600 bytes).

    Now i cannot restore the image from harddisk because the same SD card shows 7.42GB = 7,968,120,832 bytes.

    Error message: The image file is too large for the selected USB device!

    What is your recommendation for this?


    • @sam: You have two options here:

      1. Restore the image and disable the size check on the options tab. This might result in data loss, depending on what was stored on the last sectors, that don’t fit on the new SD card. If you choose this way, make sure the let Windows check the file system. Right click the device on “My computer”-> “Properties” and the press the corresponding button on “Tools” tab.

      2. Open the image with Winimage or 7zip, extract all the files from it and the copy them manually to the new SD card.

  • Excelente aplicacion, funciona muy bien
    Muchas Gracias

    pd. Podrias poner algun aviso sonoro o pop-up de que finalizo la operacion.

    Could you give some warning sound or pop-up that ended the operation.

  • I try to use it in Windows 7 32bit os, it run fine, I am clone from a 4GB mSD card to a file, then restore to a 8GB mSD card. After successully restore, the mSD did not boot up as 4GBmSD in my A8 Android PAD, when I plug 8GB mSD card into PC, it is able to detect to FAT32 partition which same as 4GB card.

    However, the 4GB partition able to detect by PartitionManager9.0, but 8GB card is not.

    • @keijames: First of all, did you use the device mode in all operations (Backup/Restore)? When you clone a smaller device to a larger one, it remains at the same size. Please check the FAQ or other comments for that topic. The issues you had with the Android pad and Partition Magic aren’t really clear to me. I couldn’t understand taht part.

  • Hi, The software have this error in winxp, (0xc0000135). i try with V1.57 and V1.42.
    What happends?
    Best Regards.

  • Ein sehr schönes Tool, genau wonach ich gesucht habe. Und dann noch kostenlos, vielen vielen Dank für die sicher harte Arbeit, ich weiß es zu schätzen!

    Great Tool, just what I was looking for, thanks for all the hard work, keep it up !

  • Hello Alex:

    My greetings for this tool, since i know it i can’t live with it.

    Very usefull.

    Kind regards from Spain.

    • @Jagan: There should be a small switch on your flash drive. What can I do about that? What exactly is the problem? Or can’t you restore, because an error message says so? In that case close all folders, that opened automatically when you inserted the flash drive.

  • Somebody told me that I have no choice but to use Linux for imaging my CF cards. They are so bloody wrong.. A super Thank you for this wonderful software…

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