How to Mount an ISO Image

By Lysis

An ISO image is a file that represents a full copy of a hard drive or media like a CD or DVD. These files require special software to open and mount them. "Mounting" an ISO means the computer treats it like another hard drive. When you mount an ISO file, it is shown as another hard drive on the computer. The software is free to use, and once you download it, the ISO is mounted by simply double-clicking the file.

Step 1

Download SlySoft Virtual Clone Drive. The software is free to use and it's a small download. Once the file has completely downloaded, double-click the executable to start the installation process.

Step 2

Select "Full" from the types of options, and make sure all ISO type files are checked. Click the "Next" button. Select "Virtual Clone" and click the "Continue" button. The installation only takes a few seconds to complete.

Step 3

Double-click the ISO file on your computer. This can be on the hard drive or on a CDROM. When the file is double-clicked, the Virtual Clone software automatically opens and prompts you for a drive letter that represents the ISO file.

Step 4

Select a drive from the options and select "Mount" from the menu. Double-click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop. The list of drives lists the newly mounted ISO file. Double-click the drive and browse the image file contents.