Many full software’s, games and operating system installer comes as ISO (Disk Image) files or DAA (Direct Access Archives) files particularly if you are trying to download pirated copies and has size more then 400 – 500 MB. ISO and DAA format files are easier to burn on CD. DAA – Direct Access Archive is a proprietary file format of PowerISO widely used to archive large ISO files.
I have seen on many users on forums asking what is .daa file? & how to open .daa files ? You can open .daa file using PowerISO which allows you to open file up to 500MB only and it is not free software. Today we are going to tell you 5 free ways of How Open .daa files on Windows, Linux and Max OS X.
5 Ways to Open .daa File on Windows, Linux and Max OS X (How to)
1. daa2iso ( Windows)
daa2iso is standalone utility which lets you to instantly convert any .daa file to iso file which can be burned on dvd or cd using ISO burner.
Screenshot of daa2iso
2. MagicISO (Windows)
MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files, and it can convert .daa file to iso file.
Screenshot of MagicISO
3. Daa Converter 1.1 for Mac OS X:
Direct Access Archive (DAA) is a disk image format that’s currently unsupported on Mac OS X. DAA Converter is a free utility which allows you to access the contents of a DAA image file by converting it to ISO disk image format; The converted ISO disk image can be mounted as a readable volume on your Mac by double-clicking it.
Screenshot of DAA Converter 1.1
4. AcetonISO for Linux and UNIX
AcetonISO is GUI utility for Linux and the disk image emulator that mounts images of DVD and CD media. It can open your .daa files.
How Install and Start AcetonISO on Linux
Download source code or Debian .deb or Suse/Redhat RPM file from official website. Use apt-get / rpm command. Use apt-get command to install .deb file:
# apt-get install AcetoneISO-6.7.deb
# rpm -ivh AcetoneISO-6.7.noarch.rpm
Now Open AcetonISO
$ acetoneiso &
Screenshot of AcetonISO
5. Pismo File Mount Audit Package
Pismo File Mount Audit Package is a Windows application that allows users to mount the contents of ZIP, ISO, Compact ISO, Compact File Set and Private Folder files to the file system as virtual folders.
Supported Files ISO, CISO, ISZ, and DAA image formats are supported.
Screenshot of Pismo File Mount Audit Package (.DAA File Opener)