Create backup & image of USB Flash Drives with USB Image Tool

In most cases we use USB Flash Drives to store backups of our important data and documents, or to carry around important files.  USB Image Tool is one tool that lets you create backups of your USB flash drives so as to protect these important files that you carry on them.

USB Image Tool

USB Image Tool clones or creates images of USB flash drives and MP3 players, that are mounted as USB drives. It allows you switch between images with different music styles on your MP3 Player or to make an exact backup image of your USB Stick. Using this tool, you can backup the entire USB flash drive as an image, which you can then save to your hard drive or burn to a disc.

The tool offers two modes: Device mode and Volume mode. The Device mode copies the whole USB device, including the boot sector. The Volume mode processes and copies the first volume on an USB flash drive. Windows currently limits removable USB flash drives to only one volume.

To cerate a backup, you have to click on Backup. the backup images are saved in the .img file format. To restore backups, you have to click on Restore.

Features of USB Image Tool:

  • Shows USB device information
  • Create image files of USB flash drives
  • Compressed image file format .img
  • Restore images of USB flash drives
  • Manage favorite USB images
  • Command line utility.

USB Image Tool is a freeware that works with any device, that implements the USB Mass Storage protocol. This includes flash drives, card readers and a lot of other devices, like digicams, cell phones and mobile music players. Go get it here.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.