DiskImages in OS X are a great way to back up, archive, or protect any file or folder on your Mac® OS X. If you want to create a Disk Image on Mac® OS X™.
Most Mac users are not aware of taking image of a DVD/CD. In the Disk Utility there is a option to create image file, but even though it creates.cdr format which only supports Mac. So we cannot share our image file with our friends who use other operating systems like Windows or Linux. Here I am going to show you a simple method to create ISO disc image (globally used image format) without using any third party apps. Really it is possible? Just using Disk Utility and Terminal, we can create an ISO disc image on Mac OS X. So now you can share your ISO image file with all your friends who use other operating systems too.
This tutorial is simple and clean, just follow every step and you will be done. Lets back on track. Also Read: All you Need: • DVD/CD which you are going to taking a image • Optical Drive/Super Drive (If you mac doesn’t have Optical Drive inbuilt, but you can use external optical drives) • Insert the CD/DVD into Optical Drive and wait for it loads. • Now Open Disk Utilities (You can get from /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) • After Disk Utility is loaded, you can see your disk is mounted in the left side bar of the Disk Utility. Select the Disk. • Go to File->New->Disk Image and Select the Source of the Disc. (Name of the disc will be shown).
• Now in the Popup box, In Save As text box, Type the Name of the image file as per your wish and select the place where to save the image file in Where section. • Select the Image Format to DVD/CD Master and Keep the Encryption option as None. Recheck the options, which should be like below image. Then hit Save button and wait till it saves the image file.
Tips: keep the name short and Save the file in Desktop or easily navigating folder, So we have to type easily again in conversion method. How To Convert CDR File Image to ISO File Image The output Image file will be in.cdr format.
In Mac.cdr image works perfectly. However we have to change as.iso file format which is globally accepted by all operating systems. Now we are going to convert. Cdr image file to.isofile image using terminal.
So Now we are going to do something little bit typing in Terminal. Don’t worry i will guide you every single step. • Launch Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/) Now my.cdr image file is located in desktop.
So Lets Navigate to desktop in terminal by following command. (use proper command to navigate to your file location.) cd desktop and hit Enter/Return key. Now your Terminal is targeting your desktop location. Forensic tool for mac. Now type the following command to convert the.cdr file to.iso file. ([filename] should be replaced with your file name of cdr file.