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    Add or Remove Mount Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Mount Context Menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Virtualization
    29 Sep 2022
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add or Remove Mount Context Menu in Windows 10


    The Mount context menu allows you to mount ISO, IMG, VHD, and VHDX files as a virtual drive.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Mount context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Mount context menu.


    If you installed some 3rd party programs like 7-Zip or WinRAR, it may rreplace the default Mount context menu with its own context menu item instead.

    In this situation, you can right click on the ISO, IMG, VHD, and VHDX file, click/tap on Open with, and select File Explorer to mount it.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Add or Remove Mount from Context Menu of ISO and IMG files
    • Option Two: To Add or Remove Mount from Context Menu of VHD and VHDX files



    EXAMPLE: Mount context menu
    Add or Remove Mount Context Menu in Windows 10-mount_context_menu.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Add or Remove Mount from Context Menu of ISO and IMG files


    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Mount to Context Menu of ISO and IMG files

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Mount_context_menu_for_ISO_IMG.reg

    Download


     3. To Remove Mount from Context Menu of ISO and IMG files

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Mount_context_menu_for_ISO_IMG.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    If you used step 2 and still do not see Mount in the context menu of ISO and IMG files, then:

    1) Download and merge the .reg file for iso in the table of option two in the tutorial here (click on link) to restore the default association for .iso files.

    2) Merge the .reg file here in step 2 again.







    OPTION TWO

    To Add or Remove Mount from Context Menu of VHD and VHDX files


    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Mount to Context Menu of VHD and VHDX files

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Mount_context_menu_for_VHD.reg

    Download


     3. To Remove Mount from Context Menu of VHD and VHDX files

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Mount_context_menu_for_VHD.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    If you used step 2 and still do not see Mount in the context menu of VHD and VHDX files, then:

    1) Download and merge the .reg files for vhd and vhdx in the table of option two in the tutorial here (click on link) to restore the default association for .vhd and .vhdx files.

    2) Merge the .reg file here in step 2 again.




    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 56,493
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #1

    Shawn, I'm having a problem with option one, step 2......

    Unblocked download as usual, I am an administrator, etc. Did the normal MERGE of .reg to registry.

    Here's what I get:
    The hex string in the .reg file is missing in registry. I get OPEN, not MOUNT in Explorer. I can mount it thru file explorer, but no MOUNT cmd.
    Add or Remove Mount Context Menu in Windows 10-2015-11-17_07h49_05.pngAdd or Remove Mount Context Menu in Windows 10-2015-11-17_07h49_40.pngAdd or Remove Mount Context Menu in Windows 10-2015-11-17_07h53_24.png

    Thanks, Dick...
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  2. Posts : 64,573
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Dick, :)

    It looks like you have 7-Zip set as the default program for ISO files, and would be why you no longer have Mount.

    You can download and merge the .reg file for the listed iso option in the tutorial below to restore the default associations of ISO files to fix this.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 17,441
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Good evening @Brink,

    I have spent some time going through some of my post installation customisation files and came across something that I would like your advice about please.

    Question 1

    I have Mount added to the Context Menu.
    When I looked at my Remove REG file, I see that I have . . .
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.IsoFile\shell\mount]
    "ProgrammaticAccessOnly"=""
    . . . where you have . . .
    Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.IsoFile\shell\mount]
    I did this a couple of years ago now and I can't remember why I created it like that!
    Have you got any ideas please?

    Question 2

    Do you think it would be a good idea to have a Mount flyout that included BOTH the Windows.ISO File and the Windows.VHD File entries?

    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 64,573
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello @Paul Black,

    Q1) The method you used would just disable it, while the method I used removes it completely. Either way effectively removes the Mount context menu though. I just like to remove the lot so anything extra added gets removed along with it to be thorough.

    Q2) I'm not sure it would be needed since both ISO and VHD files already have a Mount context menu by default.
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  5. Posts : 17,441
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    Brink said:
    Q1) The method you used would just disable it, while the method I used removes it completely. Either way effectively removes the Mount context menu though. I just like to remove the lot so anything extra added gets removed along with it to be thorough.
    Ah, OK. I think I will amend my REG file to yours so it gets completely removed.

    Brink said:
    Q2) I'm not sure it would be needed since both ISO and VHD files already have a Mount context menu by default.
    After I posted I realised that.

    Thanks @Brink, it is appreciated.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 64,573
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Paul Black said:
    Ah, OK. I think I will amend my REG file to yours so it gets completely removed.

    After I posted I realised that.

    Thanks @Brink, it is appreciated.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 56,493
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello @Paul Black,

    Q1) The method you used would just disable it, while the method I used removes it completely. Either way effectively removes the Mount context menu though. I just like to remove the lot so anything extra added gets removed along with it to be thorough.

    Q2) I'm not sure it would be needed since both ISO and VHD files already have a Mount context menu by default.
    May be irrelevant, but.... certain apps, 7-Zip as a prime example, will hijack the ISO "mount" command and turn it into "Open with 7z". That comes up often when an OP says "There is no Mount command". We ask, "Do you have 7-Zip or anything like it installed?". Invariably, they do. At that point, it's easier to just tell them to right-click and open with Explorer.
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  8. Posts : 64,573
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    f14tomcat said:
    May be irrelevant, but.... certain apps, 7-Zip as a prime example, will hijack the ISO "mount" command and turn it into "Open with 7z". That comes up often when an OP says "There is no Mount command". We ask, "Do you have 7-Zip or anything like it installed?". Invariably, they do. At that point, it's easier to just tell them to right-click and open with Explorer.

    Hello Dick,

    Good point. I added a warning at the top of the tutorial for this to help.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 56,493
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #9

    Brink said:
    Hello Dick,

    Good point. I added a warning at the top of the tutorial for this to help.
    tks
      My Computers


 

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