5 ways to open images of CD/DVD-ROM in Windows operating system
Without a program to mount disk images can not do, if the computer has the content presented in the format of virtual clone CD/DVD. Below is a look at five ways in Windows to mount the disk image so that its content was available in the virtual drive.
1. Mounting of images by regular means Windows
First, consider the regular functional mount images CD/DVD version of Windows 8.1.
Creation time the version of Windows 8 from which tenured functionality for working with disk images migrated all versions-successor Windows 8.1 and 10 had a mass phenomenon of failure manufacturers of computer devices from the size of their drives. CD/DVD-drives become obsolete, and the lack of drive reduces the ultimate cost of individual models and builds of PC. Microsoft, in fact, and nothing else remained to do, how to implement staff’s ability to connect the disk image, even if only in the popular ISO format, that really does not take away the bread of any third party software. So, if the version of Windows 7 mounting a disk image is possible only via third-party software, users can view the contents of a disk image in ISO format by the system.
As in Windows 8.x 10 and Windows to mount ISO disk image? In Windows Explorer, select the ISO file, open the context menu and select «Connect».
All – the image is mounted and visible in the virtual drive. You can begin to view its contents in Windows Explorer.
2. Mount images in Deamon Tools program
Deamon Tools is a market leader in software for virtualization of drives. The first version appeared in 2000, and despite the fact that her counterparts were released to the market earlier the software, Deamon Tools immediately rapidly gained popularity due to the friendly user interface and free Lite edition, which is more than enough for home Amateur use. Daemon Tools works with almost all disk image formats. The work program is undetectable even for low-power devices since it uses minimum system resources. The free Lite version contains limitations — in particular, the opportunity to mount only 4 virtual drive. Whereas in the paid version Pro Advanced the computer can be mounted 32 drive.
Recently Daemon Tools has dramatically changed, and in place of the classic interface has come ignorance and squalor, but with a very clear description and a clear internal organization of the sections. The functionality of the program has been enriched, but not everything is available in the Lite version. Naked demonstration of individual functions without the possibility of their use is a marketing ploy to entice users to purchase the paid version.
Daemon Tools Lite 10 available for free download on the website of the developer.
An important point when you install the software – select free license.
Among the innovations version of Daemon Tools – the option to scan the computer to detect the disk images and display them in the internal library of the program. Well, take advantage of this opportunity.
After scanning the program will be seen all possible virtual CD/DVD and hard drives. Select the image, open the context menu and run the command «Mount».
All image mounted in a virtual drive.
As before, the disk image in Daemon Tools and you can add one button quick-mount.
To unmount the virtual drive icon connecting the bottom of the program window invoke shortcut menu and choose the appropriate command.
3. Mounting image in the program UltraISO
UltraISO is a mega-program to work with disk images designed for professional use. Among its capabilities, such as creating images of CD/DVD, written to a disc, and edit images without decompressing, optimization of their structure to save space, convert images from one format to another, etc. This software is also a reliable and proven tool for creating bootable flash drives, but one of her is the image mounting to virtual drives.
UltraISO is a paid software product. From the free trial version good for a bit, if we are talking about the full use of the greater part of the possibilities. So, the trial version has limitations, which create or burn a disc image, the weight of which is more than 300 MB will fail. In our case when we are talking purely about mounting a disk image in a virtual drive, this limitation does not apply. Therefore, feel free to download the trial version with Russian interface of the website of the developer of UltraISO.
After the launch UltraISO, you will see a small window telling us about the limitations of the trial version and the incentive to buy the paid version. Click «Trial period».
In the window disclosed the menu «File» and click «Open».
Add the disk image file.
Expandable menu «Tools» and among those present commands, select «mount to virtual drive».
You will see a small window where you must select a mount. The button next to «Unmount» — you need to use, respectively, to extract an image of the CD/DVD from a virtual drive.
4. Mount images in Alcohol 52%
Alcohol 52% Free Edition is a free scaled-down version of the famous programs for emulating CD/DVD Alcohol 120%. Unlike the last pay Alcohol 52% allows you to mount simultaneously a limited number of virtual drives up to 6 pieces. The free version of Alcohol 52% Free Edition this number is reduced to a minimum – only 2 concurrent virtual drive. Also free version does not provide for the recording disc to a disc.
Free trial version can be downloaded from the official website of the developer.
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Tricks developers who want to they have purchased the paid version of software, there are no boundaries. In the case of a trial version of Alcohol 52% will not just look at the demo window prompting you to buy the full version of the program, but will have to wait a few seconds until the button will become active starting the program OK.
To mount a virtual drive disk images in the program Alcohol 52% open menu «File» and select «Open».
Add the image file into the program window, call it the context menu and select «Mount on device».
To retrieve the image from the virtual drive open the shortcut menu again and select, respectively, the command to «Unmount image».
5. The fastest way to mount and unmount a virtual drive
The above ways of working with virtual devices inside programs. But there are more convenient, faster way to mount and unmount a virtual drive. If Daemon Tools Lite when installing prescribed program, opening a disk image files by default, mount your actuator is opening the image as a regular file by double click from Explorer system. In the case of program UltraISO disk image will be immediately added to the program for further action. But Alcohol 52% just opens as a normal startup, however, is also convenient.
If the purpose of the program by default during the installation did not happen, this can be done at any time manually. To assign a program, by default, opening a particular file type-images, find any of them in Windows Explorer and in context menu select «Properties».
Click the edit button of the application.
If the desired program from list, select «Advanced», scroll down to the end of the list and click the search option of another application.
Specify the file run the program in the installation folder.
Apply the changes.
Now in the system Explorer, the image file of the CD/DVD drive will appear with the icon of default programs. And when run the image will open in this program.
To unmount the virtual drive is the easiest in the system Explorer. The number of commands in the context menu invoked on a mounted drive, there is a function eject the disc.
After this virtual drive will disappear.