About Windows 8 and 10, Windows finally offers an integrated means to mount ISO disk image files. If you are using Windows 7, you will want a third-party tool.
Mount an ISO image in Windows 8, 8.1 or 10
On Windows 8 and 10, Windows gets the built-in capability to mount the two ISO disc image and VHD virtual hard drive image files. You have three options. You can:
- Double-click an ISO file to mount it. This will not work if you have ISO files associated with a different program in your system.
- Right-click an ISO document and select the”Mount” alternative.
- Select the file in File Explorer and and click the”Mount” button below the”Disk Image Tools” tab on the ribbon.
When you’ve mounted on the disk image, you’ll notice it appear as a new drive beneath this PC. Right-click the drive and choose “Eject” to unmount the ISO file once you are done.
Mount an ISO image in Windows 7 or Vista
On older versions of Windows, you’re going to need a third-party application to mount ISO files. We enjoy WinCDEmu, a easy and open-source disk mounting program. It supports ISO files and other disk image formats.
WinCDEmu is useful on Windows 8 and 10, where it will allow you to mount the BIN/CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, and IMG image files which Windows still does not provide built-in support for.
Install WinCDEmu and give it permission to set up the hardware driver it requires. Once you do, then just double-click a disk image file to mount . You can also right-click a disk image file and click”Select drive & mount” from the context menu.
You will see a simple interface for picking the drive letter and other primary choices. Click “OK” and the mounted image will appear below Computer. To unmount the disc image when you’re done, right-click on the virtual disk drive and choose”Eject”.