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    Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10

    How to Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG Files in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Virtualization
    05 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


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


    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.

    .ISO and . IMG files cannot be mounted from removable media not formatted with the NTFS or ReFS file system.



    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Mounted ISO file in This PC
    Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-mounted_iso.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Mount ISO or IMG file using Mount in Context Menu


    This option will not be available for ISO or IMG files if you changed the default app for the ISO or IMG file to an app other than Windows Explorer ("C:\Windows\explorer.exe").


    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.

    OR

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

    Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-mount_iso_context_menu.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Mount ISO or IMG file using Open With Context Menu


    1 Right click or press and hold on the .ISO or .IMG file, and click/tap on Open with. (see screenshots below)

    2 Select Windows Explorer in the "How do you want to open this file?" dialog, and click/tap on OK.

    If you do not see Windows Explorer listed in the Open with context menu, click/tap on Choose another app or More apps, select Windows Explorer, and click/tap on OK.

    If you check the Always use this app to open .iso/.img files box, it will make Windows Explorer the default app.

    Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-open_with-3.png Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-open_with-4.png
    Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-open_with-1.png Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-open_with-2.png






    OPTION THREE

    Mount ISO or IMG file in PowerShell


    To see more usage options for the Mount-DiskImage command, see: Mount-DiskImage | Microsoft Docs


    1 Open Windows PowerShell.

    2 Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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

    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"

    Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-mount_iso_powershell.jpg

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






    OPTION FOUR

    Unmount ISO or IMG file using Eject


    1 Open This PC in File Explorer (Win+E).

    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)

    Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG file in Windows 10-unmount_iso_context_menu.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 66
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       #1

    Many thanks for this Shawn
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Glad it could help. :)
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  3. gregyurkon's Avatar
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       #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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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  5. gregyurkon's Avatar
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       #5

    Brink said:
    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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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    Anytime. Please let us know how it went if you do. :)
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  7. gregyurkon's Avatar
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       #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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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #8

    It won't cause any harm. Restarting the computer will also unmount it.
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  9. gregyurkon's Avatar
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       #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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