How to Convert Torrented Files to ISO Files on Windows and Mac
If you have downloaded files from a torrent site, you may need to convert them to ISO files before you can use them. ISO files are disk images that contain the complete data of an optical disc, such as a CD or DVD. You can mount ISO files as virtual drives and run them without burning them to a physical disc. This can save you time and space, as well as protect your discs from scratches and damage.
In this article, we will show you how to convert torrented files to ISO files on Windows and Mac using free software. You will need a torrent client, such as BitTorrent or uTorrent, to download the files from the torrent site. You will also need an ISO creator, such as BurnAware Free for Windows or Disk Utility for Mac, to create the ISO image from the files. Follow these steps to learn how to convert torrented files to ISO files on your computer.
Method 1: Using BurnAware Free for Windows
Unzip or decompress the downloaded file. If you downloaded a file that ends with .ZIP, .TAR, or .RAR, you will need to decompress it first. You can use built-in tools in Windows or third-party software like WinRAR or 7-Zip to do this. Here's how:
If it's a .ZIP file, double-click the file and click Extract all in the toolbar. Then, choose a location to which you want to extract the files (or make note of the current location in the \"Browse\" bar) and click Extract.
If it ends with .RAR, you'll need WinRAR to decompress it. After installing WinRAR, double-click the downloaded .RAR file and click Extract To in the toolbar. Then, choose a folder to extract the files to and click OK.
If it ends in .7z, you'll need 7-Zip. Once installed, double-click the .7z file, select all of the files in the window (press Ctrl + A to do so) and click Extract in the toolbar. Choose a folder to extract the files to and click OK.
Install BurnAware Free. This is a free utility that can create an ISO image from the files you torrented. Here's how to install it:
Go to https://www.burnaware.com/download.html in a web browser.
Click the Download link under \"BurnAware Free.\" If the download doesn't start immediately, click Save.
When the file is finished downloading, double-click its name in your Downloads folder, or single-click it at the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click Yes to run the installer, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install it on your PC. If you are prompted to install any additional software, click Decline.
Open BurnAware Free. If it doesn't open automatically after installing, click your Windows Start menu and select BurnAware Free in your program list.
Click Make ISO. It's the icon of a sheet of paper with a yellow star at its top-left corner.
Click the +. It's the green button at the top of the window.
Select the files or folders you want to add and click Add. For example, if extracting the downloaded files created a new folder called My Game, open that folder, and then select the files and folders inside. To select multiple files and folders, hold down the Ctrl key as you click.The file ending in .torrent is not the file you want to add to the ISOâthat file just contains metadata and network information for the download.
Click Close. Now you'll see the files and folders you selected in the list.