Can't mount ISO''s with Windows Explorer anymore.

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  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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       #21

    OldMike65 said:
    Ok, was just a thought , on another note, I am running the exact same version of Windows you are, 1607 Build 14393.1198 and mine has no problems mounting ANY ISO no matter where its located. Using Explorer. Or Winrar, or 7-zip, so having those last 2 programs does not interfere with Explorer being able to mount ISO's at all.
    Don't sound like a Windows 10 issue to me......sounds like something is messed up on your system. Maybe try doing a repair install, or Run Dism to check for errors, SFC .......unless you have already tried.
    I tried system file checker and chkdsk as well with no errors.
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  2. Posts : 34,914
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #22

    See my #15
    Otherwise do you have anything like Magic ISO or Power ISO installed- something that changes associations for ISOs? (Slim chance...)

    Otherwise as I think I said, it's either an in-place upgrade repair install, or upgrade to the Creator's build.
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  3. Posts : 123,395
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #23

    Ok you could try running Dism to check for errors

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

    If that does nothing, then a Repair Install might be your last choice, watch the video, read the tutorial This will NOT remove any personal files or programs.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials


    Only other thing maybe, have you changed any setting in your bios recently?? I see you have a custom built pc, so if you made any changes in your bios that might have affected your Windows. Just a long shot....
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  4. Posts : 34,914
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #24

    One thought- test whether mounting an iso works under a new user profile - create one for test purposes.

    If so, it's very unlikely an in-place repair install or upgrade will help with this.
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  5. Posts : 11,173
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #25

    Nikorasu said:
    Please help. I used to be able to Mount ISO's with Windows Explorer but I can't anymore. When I right click an ISO and click mount I get an error
    Attachment 134799


    I don't know when the problem started either as I haven't mounted an ISO using Windows Explorer in awhile. I've been using Winrar. I changed the default app to open ISO's to Windows Explorer yet I still can't mount the ISO. it does it with every ISO I tried.
    Hi there
    Actually the reason might be quite simple.

    In your Virtual Machine configuration have you actually defined it as having ANY CD / DVD devices -- simply add one - you can leave off the connect at power on.

    Can't mount ISO''s with Windows Explorer anymore.-snapshot13.png

    Now try again.

    Cheers
    jimbo.
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  6. Posts : 1,983
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       #26

    There's a simple answer to this:

    If an Image File like an ISO, or VHD is not contiguous (i.e. in a single piece, not fragmented around the disk) it may not be able to be mounted.

    If copied elsewhere there's a good chance it will be contiguous and mountable.
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