- Summary: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
- Help Source: https://sourceforge.net/p/win32diskimager/wiki/Home/
- Files: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/
Win32 Disk Imager
aka Win32 Image Writer
This is a Windows program for saving and restoring images from removable drives (USB drives, SD Memory cards, etc). It can be used to write boot images (i.e. ubuntu-12.04-preinstalled-desktop-armhf+omap4.img) to a SD Flash device or USB flash device, making it bootable.
This program and source code can be downloaded from here.
Writing standard ISO images is not supported, however hybrid images created with Syslinux's isohybrid does work. Most Linux distributions are now going this route, as are some other ISO images.
Add user-defined filetype support.
To utilize this feature, create an environment variable named
"DiskImagerFiles" with the following format:
<description> (*.<ext>, *.<ext>);;
Ex: Nintendo 3DS (*.3ds, *.3DS);;
The ";;" is critical, and can be used to separate additional filetypes.</ext></ext></description>
To add multiple file types use this format:
Nintendo 3DS (*.3ds, *.3DS);; Hybrid CD Images (*.iso, *.ISO);;
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2.0 Work list:
Drag & Drop in Windows 7
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Getting the source and contribute changes:
Download and install tortoisegit from here:
Go to the git repository of win32diskimager, create an account, and login. Next click "fork" at the top-left, then click fork to accept the defaults.
Copy the "git clone" line at the top into notepad, should be something like this:
git clone ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/u/username/win32diskimager u-username-win32diskimager
edit the line, so only the following remains:
create a new folder somewhere on your hard disk.
right-click the folder, choose "Git Clone..."
enter this into the line "URL:"
you will be asked for your sourceforge password.
When you have edited files, right-click on the folder, choose commit -> master.
You will be asked to enter information why you made the changes. This information is then stored locally on your computer.
Next, publish the changes you have made to sourceforge by right-click, and push. You will be asked for your sourceforge password. Now the changes are transferred to your version on sourceforge.
Finally, login to sourceforge, navigate to your fork of win32diskimager, and click "Request Merge"
Provide a meaningful summary and description, then click "Save". Now the developers are notified of your changes.
qt account -> leave all empty, next
setup -> next
installation folder: c:\qt -> next
select components: qt 5.7, deselect all, select minGW 5.3.0 -> next
license Agreement: agree -> next
start menu shortcuts -> next
installation finished -> next -> launch
win32diskimager requires administrator rights to run, so run qtcreator as administrator.
open project, browse to win32diskimager\src\DiskImager.pro and then choose open
debug->start debugging->start debugging (F5)
Add a new translation:
Adding a new translation:
First, install QT as described above.
Next, run QT Linguist from the Windows Start Menu->QT folder.
File -> Open diskimager_en.ts
edit-> translation file settings, set target language and country/region.
file-> save as Open diskimager_??.ts
translate all the strings into the new language, save the file
edit DiskImager.pro to include the new language: