Convert a DMG, DAA file to an ISO

This guide will teach you how to convert a DMG or DAA file into an ISO file that can be used on a Windows machine. MagicISO can mount DMG files, but there are many DMG files that will not mount with that software. This guide is for those files.

Introduction & Requirements

Software you must download and install
Required: Please download PowerISO here and install it. Download!

Getting Started

DAA - Direct Access Archive, otherwise known as DAA, is a proprietary format, similar to ISO, BT6, C2D, IMG and BIN, that was created by PowerISO as away to create CD/DVD disk images.

DMG - A DMG file is a proprietary disk image format used on Mac OSX versions 10 and higher. DMG files are distributed over the Internet and when clicked on, will mount as a drive within Mac Finder.

PowerISO - PowerISO is a CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files. It supports almost all CD/DVD-ROM image file formats including ISO, BIN, NRG, CDI and DAA. PowerISO can mount these files with internal virtual drive without the need to extract them to hard drive.

PowerISO has a pretty straightforward interface and this guide will feed off that.

Opening your file

Open the program and hit File then Open. Navigate to the file you wish to convert and select it. Hit Open. Your file will then show up in the right window of the program.


Now, head over to Tools and select Convert.

Converting your file

From here, make sure the source file is correct. Select ISO (or other, such as BIN) and select where you want the file outputted to. Hit OK and let it go!

v1.0 -- 26th June, 2009, First version live. (Andre Yoskowitz (Dvdback23))

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Written by: Andre Yoskowitz