How to Create Image of SD Card in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

Learn how to make an image file from SD hard on Windows 11/10/8/7. AOMEI Backupper provides you with the easiest way to create image of SD card.


By Lily Updated on December 19, 2023

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The Need to Make Image of SD Card

Many users store data on SD (Secure Digital) card. Some users also create bootable SD card. No matter what you use it for, it's always a good idea to make an image of your SD card. Why is it important to create image from SD card? Here are 3 main reasons:

  • Your SD card may stop working. Your system and crucial data stored on an SD card may be corrupted one day, due to updates, security breaches or mishandling. Having a backup image allows you to recover your data.
  • Set up multiple SD cards. If you have multiple SD cards that you want to set up with the same data or configuration, you can create an image of one card and then clone it onto other cards.
  • Testing and development. Creating images of SD cards allows developers and tinkerers to experiment with different configurations, knowing they can revert to a known working state by restoring the image.

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Best Free SD Card Image Maker in Windows

If you prefer one easy, quick, and free way to make image of SD card, then AOMEI Backupper Standard can be your best choice. It’s one comprehensive backup tool designed for Windows users.

  • It helps you create image of SD card in Windows 11/10/8/7 computer with no effort.

  • It allows you to save the image to hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, network share, etc.

  • It enables you to choose the compression level for the image, which helps you save the storage space of your destination.

  • It supports automatic backup like daily/weekly/monthly backup.

In addition, AOMEI Backupper Standard has a user-friendly interface. You can finish the job in just a few clicks. And the backup process will not interrupt your work as well. Keep reading to get the detailed steps.

How to Make an Image of an SD Card Step by Step

First, download AOMEI Backupper Standard on your computer, install and launch it. If you are a Windows Server user, please turn to AOMEI Backpuper Server. Then connect your SD card to your computer and make sure it can be detected.

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Step 1. Select the Disk Backup option.

Click Backup and choose Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

Step 2. Select the SD card to be backed up.

Name the task and click Add Disk to choose your SD card.

Add Disk

Step 3. Select a destination path.

Click the destination box, and you'll see two options: Select a local path and Add Share or NAS Devices. Choose one you prefer.

Select Destination Path

Step 4. Launch the backup process.

To begin creating image from SD card, click Start Backup.

Start Backup

◑ Notes:

  • You can click backup Options > Advanced and choose an appropriate compression level under Compression.


  • When you need to restore the image, you can go to Home > find the backup image > click Restore to make it.

Home Restore

★ More useful features in advanced version

If you are in need of the following features, you may upgrade to the Professional edition.

  • Encrypt the image to protect your data from unauthorized access.
  • Create recovery environment to restore an image file without booting Windows.

  • Enable backup schemes to save storage space and set up automatic cleanup on the target drive.


Now you know how to create image from SD card in Windows 11/10/8/7. It’s simple enough to finish the job with AOMEI Backupper Standard. It can also help you backup your Windows system, entire hard drive, individual partition or selected files.

Moreover, AOMEI Backupper works as free system clone software for Windows 11. Just explore it by yourself to get a new way to protect your PC data.

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.