Are you looking for a solution to convert a RAR to an ISO file on Windows 11/10? If yes, this post is your answer. In this post, we will discuss how you can convert RAR archives to ISO image files on your PC.
What is the difference between ISO and RAR?
ISO is an uncompressed disk image file format that contains an exact copy of the data present on an optical disc, such as a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray. It is mainly used for installing programs or backing up full disc content in an image file. On the other hand, RAR is a proprietary archive file format that contains files and folders in a compressed format. It can be used to store files like videos, images, documents, etc. The RAR files can be used for sending large files over the internet via email or other means.
How to convert RAR to ISO in Windows 11/10?
Here are the two main methods to convert RAR to ISO on your Windows 11/10 PC:
- Use a free desktop application to convert RAR to ISO.
- Convert RAR to ISO online.
1] Use a free desktop application to convert RAR to ISO
You can download and install free software to convert a RAR archive to ISO format on Windows 11/10. There are several such software available that let you do so. However, very few software can be used for free. If you want to use a free RAR to ISO converter, you can use this free software called AnyToISO.
AnyToISO is a free desktop application that lets you convert RAR files to ISO format. As its name suggests, you can use it to convert various other formats to ISO including DMG, 7Z, BIN, DAA, DEB, DMG, IMG, ISZ, MDF, NRG, PKG, RAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, XAR, ZIP, etc. You can even create ISO images from folders.
Read: How to open RAR files in Windows?
How to convert RAR to ISO using AnyToISO?
This free RAR to ISO converter application is very easy to use. First and foremost, you need to have this free software installed on your computer. So, download the installer file of AnyToISO from crystalidea.com, and then install it on your PC. After that, launch the application.
Now, from the File Extract/Convert to ISO tab, select the input RAR file that you want to convert to an ISO image file.
Next, select the Convert to ISO image option and then press the Open ISO button to choose the path and filename to the output ISO file.
Once done, press the Convert button to start the RAR to ISO conversion process. Your output ISO file will be saved at the prespecified location.
There is another way to convert RAR to ISO using AnyToISO via right-click context menu. This software integrated itself with Windows Explorer. Hence, you can perform the conversion directly from the context menu of the RAR files.
Open the folder where you have saved the source RAR file and right-click on it. From the context menu, select the Convert to “filename.iso” option. The filename is the name of the input RAR file. It will then convert your RAR file to ISO which will be saved in the same folder as the source file.
All in all, it is a great RAR to ISO converter that you can use for free. You can also convert CD/DVD disks to ISO using this software.
Read: Best Free File Compression software for Windows.
2] Convert RAR to ISO online
If you don’t want to install a third-party application and quickly want to convert RAR to ISO in a few simple steps, use an online tool. A lot of online tools are available that you can use for converting a RAR file to ISO quickly. Here is a free one that you can try:
MConverter is a free online file converter that lets you convert different file types, including audio, images, videos, documents, eBooks, etc. Using it, you can also convert a RAR file to ISO. Not just one, you can convert a set of multiple RAR files to ISO format at once using this free online tool. You have to upload all your input RAR files to this website and it will convert them all to ISO format. Besides ISO, it also lets you convert RAR to other formats such as 7Z, CAB, ZIP, TAR, JAR, etc.
See: How to extract CAB File using command line tools in Windows?
How to convert RAR to ISO online using MConverter?
First, open the MConverter website in a web browser and move to its RAR to ISO Converter page. Now, drag and drop the input RAR files onto its interface, or you can browse and select the source RAR archives by clicking on the Browse button.
Once the source files are uploaded, select the target format as ISO. As you do that, it will start converting RAR files to ISO. When the conversion is finished, the output files will be downloaded to your PC. You can also delete the source files from its server once the files are converted.
MConverter is a great batch RAR to ISO converter tool. It is free and easy to use. You can use this free online RAR to ISO converter too here.
How to convert RAR file to ISO using WinRAR?
WinRAR doesn’t provide a direct option to convert RAR files to ISO. However, you can extract the RAR file content through WinRAR and then use an ISO creator, like PeaZip, IsoCreator, etc., to pack the extracted content into an ISO image. If you want to use a dedicated RAR to ISO converter tool, you can use AnyToISO or MConverter as we have discussed in this post.
Now read: Extract RAR files on Windows using free Microsoft Store apps.