6 Free File Converters for Occasionally Used Formats

Best Free Converters for Compressed, Disc Image, Fonts, and Other Formats

The most popular kinds of file converters are video converters, audio converters, image converters, and document converters.

But, what if the file you need converted isn't one of these types of files? There are many formats that are not video, audio, image, or document based.

Here are several freeware file converters for several less common formats like disc images, fonts, compressed files, and more:

Note: Most of these programs convert only certain types of files so look through them all for one that supports the file type you need to convert. Let me know of any other free "misc" converters I can add to this list.

Screenshot of the ImgBurn program
ImgBurn. © LIGHTNING UK!

ImgBurn is a free disc image converter program that supports the majority of common disc image formats.

Input Formats: APE, BIN, CCD, CDI, CDR, CUE, DI, DVD, FLAC, GCM, GI, IBQ, IMG, ISO, LST, MDS, NRG, PDI, TAK, UDI, and WV

Output Formats: BIN, IMG, ISO, and MINISO

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Note: ImgBurn may try to install another program or two during setup that you don't need. You can easily skip over them if you wish.

Actually, ImgBurn is an advanced, full featured CD/DVD/BD disc burning and image management tool but it works great at converting between most popular disc image file types.

ImgBurn can be used on Windows 10 down through Windows 95, including Windows Server 2008 and 2003. ImgBurn also runs on Linux. More »

Screenshot of FontConverter.org
FontConverter.org. © FontConverter.org

FontConverter.org is, you guessed it, a free font converter. The service operates all online - no download required - and it supports just about every font format that has ever existed.

Input Formats: ABF, AFM, BDF, DFONT, FON, OTB, OTF, PFA, SVG, TTC, and TTF

Output Formats: BIN, CFF, FON, OTF, PFA, PFB, PS, PT3, SVG, T11, T42, TFF, TFF.BIN, UFO, and WOFF

Convert Fonts Online with FontConverter.org

If you need a font converted, I doubt you'll find service, or software title, better than FontConverter.org.

Snippet Converter works for any OS (e.g. Linux, Mac, Windows) that supports a web browser. More »

Screenshot of the Snippet Converter website
Snippet Converter. © SharpDevelop

Snippet Converter is a web-based source code converter.

Input Formats: C# and VB.NET

Output Formats: Boo, C#, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET

Convert Source Code with Snippet Converter

You can easily convert between several popular programming languages with this free source code converter. More »

Screenshot of the Zamzar website
Zamzar. © Zamzar

Zamzar is an online file converter service that supports several popular archive and compressed file formats.

Input Formats: 7Z, TAR.BZ2, CAB, LZH, RAR, TAR, TAR.GZH, YZ1, and ZIP

Output Formats: 7Z, TAR.BZ2, CAB, LZH, TAR, TAR.GZH, YZ1, and ZIP

Zamzar Review & Link

Zamzar is also a very good image converter and document converter.

The 50 MB source file limit at Zamzar makes it impossible to use the service for large compressed files. Zamzar's conversion time is also slower than some other online file converters I've tested. More »

Screenshot of FileZigZag in Chrome
FileZigZag. © FileZigZag

FileZigZag is another online file converter service that will convert several compressed and archive file formats.

Input Formats: 7Z, ZIP, GZ, GZIP, TGZ, BZ2, BZIP2, TBZ2, TBZ, TAR, LZMA, RAR, CAB, ARJ, Z, TAZ, CPIO, RPM, DEB, LZH, LHA, ISO, WIM, SWM, DMG, XAR, and HFS

Output Formats: 7Z, BZ2, BZIP2, GZ, GZIP, TAR, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, and ZIP

FileZigZag Review & Link

FileZigZag sometimes seems to take some time to convert files, especially those that are large. However, it does function well as a document converter and an image converter because those types of files are usually much smaller than archive files. More »

Screenshot of the Convertio website
Convertio. © softo.co

Convertio is an online file converter that lets you upload files not only from your computer or a URL but also through your Dropbox or Google Drive account.

Converted files can be saved back to your computer, sent to someone over email, or saved to one of the above cloud storage services.

Input Formats: 7Z, RAR, ZIP, TAR, CPIO, ARJ, JAR, LHA, TGZ, TBZ2, TAR.Z, TAR.LZO, TAR.LZ, TAR.XZ, TAR.7Z, and ALZ

Output Formats: 7Z, RAR, ZIP, TAR, CPIO, ARJ, JAR, LHA, TGZ, TBZ2, TAR.Z, TAR.LZO, TAR.LZ, TAR.XZ, and TAR.7Z

Convert Compressed Files with Convertio

Convertio supports these conversion types, which includes lots of different image, document, ebook, and audio file formats as well.

Much like the online services from above, Convertio supports all modern web browsers and operating systems. More »