Mount ISO file to virtual DVD drive with Virtual CloneDrive
How to easily mount an ISO file with Virtual CloneDrive
Update: It looks like Slysoft has shutdown their business 🙁
Sometimes you might need to mount an ISO file you have downloaded. Windows can do that out of the box yet, but rumors say that we will be able to do that in Windows 8. Until then you should check out Virtual CloneDrive from SlySoft. Instead of burning the ISO file to a CD or DVD you can just right-click on the ISO file and select Mount. When you do this Virtual CloneDrive will load your ISO files into a Virtual CD/DVD Drive on your Windows computer. When the ISO file is mapped you can use the Virtual drive just as if it was a real physical CD/DVD drive in your computer. It even works with a lot of computer games that require the CD/DVD is in the drive while you play the game. Instead you can create an ISO file of the CD/DVD and mount it with Virtual CloneDrive.
When you are finish using the ISO file you just right click on the Virtual drive and select Unmount. Now you can delete the ISO file if you down need it anymore or you can burn it if you want to keep it but what to free up some disk space.
Virtual CloneDrive Features:
- Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN and CCD
- Supports up to 8 virtual drives at the same time
- Easy to use – just double-click an image file to mount as a drive
- Virtual CloneDrive is freeware.
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
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