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    ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10

    ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10

    How to Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG Files in Windows 10
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    How to Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG Files in Windows 10

    information   Information
    An ISO or IMG file, also called a disc image, is a single file thatís a copy of an entire data CD or DVD.

    When you mount an .ISO or .IMG file, it will be added as a CD/DVD drive in This PC.

    This tutorial will show you how to natively mount or unmount ISO and IMG image files in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    .ISO and . IMG files cannot be mounted from removable media that isn't formatted with NTFS or ReFS file system.


    CONTENTS:



    EXAMPLE: Mounted ISO file in This PC
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    ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10 OPTION ONE ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10
    Directly Mount ISO or IMG file

    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.

    2. Double click/tap on the .ISO or .IMG file.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the .ISO or .IMG file, and click/tap on Mount. (see screenshot below)

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    ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10 OPTION TWO ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10
    Mount ISO or IMG file in PowerShell

    Note   Note
    For more about the Mount-DiskImage command, see: Microsoft TechNet: Mount-DiskImage


    1. Open Windows PowerShell.

    2. In PowerShell, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath "Full path of ISO or IMG file"

    Note   Note
    Substitute Full path of ISO or IMG file in the command above with the actual full path of the .ISO or .IMG file you wanted to mount.

    For example:

    Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath "C:\User\Russell\Desktop\9879.ENTERPRISE_X64.ISO"


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    3. When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.





    ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10 OPTION THREE ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10
    Unmount ISO or IMG file using Eject

    1. Open This PC in File Explorer.

    2. Right click or press and hold on the DVD drive letter (ex: E: ) for the mounted .ISO or .IMG file, and click/tap on Eject. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2015-09-07 #1

    Many thanks for this Shawn
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       2015-09-07 #2

    Glad it could help.
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       2015-11-03 #3

    Clarification Desirable


    I've only been a member since yesterday, so I'm not sure whether posting here is the right way to mention this issue, but here goes. As I said in another thread, this morning I successfully repaired my Windows 10 image, but I had a minor issue with this tutorial. Step 2 under Option 1 says, "Double click/tap on the .ISO or .IMG file." It's possible that on other installations that's all the explanation needed, but on my laptop double clicking an ISO file causes the file to open inside a CyberLink window. Since that was the first time I had ever seen a CyberLink window, it took me a few minutes to figure out what to do. (All I had to do was hover the pointer over each button until text appeared and click the one which said "Mount....") In the unlikely event that someone who has even more trouble grasping modern software than I do is reading these tutorials, I thought that a little clarification might be appropriate.
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       2015-11-03 #4

    Hello Greg,

    It sounds like you have ISO files associated with CyberLink instead of the usual default built-in handler in Windows.

    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file for the listed iso option in the tutorial below to restore the default association for ISO files.

    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
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       2015-11-03 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    If you like, you can download and merge the .reg file for the listed iso option in the tutorial below to restore the default association for ISO files.
    Thanks. I'll look into that. Right, now it doesn't seem like a big issue, but you never know....
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       2015-11-03 #6

    Anytime. Please let us know how it went if you do.
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       2015-11-03 #7

    I'll do that. I just have one more question. Until I got your message I had forgotten to unmount the ISO. Is there any harm in leaving it mounted for an extended period? (At least I had the foresight to copy it to the extra HD partition which Lenovo provided.)
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       2015-11-03 #8

    It won't cause any harm. Restarting the computer will also unmount it.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2015
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       2015-11-20 #9

    Hi, Shawn. I just remembered that you asked me to mention how restoring the default file associations for ISO files went. Nothing bad happened and ISO file are no longer associated with CyberLink, so, I guess it went fine.
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