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

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    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.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 34,914
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    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.
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 123,395
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675

    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....
      My Computers

  4. Posts : 34,914
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    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.
      My Computers

  5. Posts : 11,173
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    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.

      My Computer

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

    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.
      My Computers


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums