The DAA (Direct Access Archive) extension is a disc image format created by PowerISO and is similar to a standard disc image extension .iso which is most commonly used. DAA format boasts of high compression and password protection amongst others, and so it has somewhat gained popularity especially when it comes to getting disc images of pirated software and games.
The problem with DAA is that it can only be opened by PowerISO, which is a paid software.(Trial Version opens DAA files upto a certain file size). This issue is very well handled by a small program called DAA2ISO
DAA2ISO is a small program that helps you convert an image with DAA extension to .ISO and that too free. Now you can easily burn that Image file using image burning tools like Nero or Roxio or you can mount the image using any of the free disc drive emulation software like Daemon Tools
All that needs to be done is :
- Download DAA2ISO
- Open the DAA File and Choose the save location for ISO file
It would unpack and save your disc image in the .ISO format.
Voila you are done! use the ISO file the way you wish to.