Windows 10: How can I get a "Disc Image Tools" menu in Explorer?


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       01 Mar 2016 #1

    How can I get a "Disc Image Tools" menu in Explorer?


    Yesterday I was on my client's Windows 10 PC.
    In Explorer, I selected a .VHD file, call it MyVirtualDisk.VHD.
    And ... a "Disc Image Tools" thing popped up at the top. I then right-clicked and saw Mount.
    I was thrilled. I click Mount and it worked as desired.

    Then I came home.

    At home, on MY Windows 10 machine, I did the same: I selected a .VHD file and nothing happened.
    Interestingly though: When I select a .EXE file, "Application Tools" appears.
    So .... what do I do to get the "Disc Image Tools" behavior that I saw on my client's Win-10 PC?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 30,047
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       01 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello Donald, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Yes, you should have a Mount item in the context menu of VHD files. The tutorial below should be able to restore it for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       01 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks.
    BTW - and for other members:
    This is a brand new installation of Windows 10. I never messed with these Context Menus.
    This suggests to me that the default is NO MOUNT.
    However, my client's machine would, I expect, also have defaults - so that's a little mysterious to me.
    No big deal.
    I now have a way to control it.
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,047
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       01 Mar 2016 #4

    You're most welcome. :)

    If you changed the default program to open VHD files with, then it would have removed Mount.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       01 Mar 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    You're most welcome. :)
    Well. I marked this thread "Closed" just assuming it would work.
    And it didn't work. So I must have done sumthin dumb.
    The behavior after updating the registry is identical to the behavior before. Nothing when I highlight a .VHD file on my Win10 PC.
    I will review my steps to see where I could have gone wrong -but it didn't work for me.
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 30,047
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       01 Mar 2016 #6

    In that case, see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the list VHD item in the table of OPTOIN TWO below may help. It'll restore the default association and registry entries for VHD files.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       01 Mar 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    You're most welcome. :)

    If you changed the default program to open VHD files with, then it would have removed Mount.
    In Default programs -> Set Associations, the current default for VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) programs is "Unknown application".
    Could that be the problem? What approach can I take to fix it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 30,047
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       01 Mar 2016 #8

    You could merge the .reg file for VHD posted above to reset it back to default. If it helps, then you or something has changed the association or its registry entries.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 8
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       02 Mar 2016 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    You could merge the .reg file for VHD posted above to reset it back to default. If it helps, then you or something has changed the association or its registry entries.
    I've given up on this for now.
    Doesn't seem to work.
    I will see what I can learn by visiting the site where it does work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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