Mount an .iso file

What is mounting ?

When you mount an .iso file it simulates a virtual CD/DVD player  and shows the .iso as if you inserted a CD/DVD even when you do not have a CD/DVD player on your computer.
It will show up in Explorer as a CD/DVD player as a station (drive)


How to mount an .iso file

Windows 8.1 , Windows 10 and 11

  1. Simply right-click on an .iso file
  2. Select the option mount in the pop-up menu (usually the first item in the pop-up)
  3. or when mount doesn’t show up:
  4. select Open with …. then choose from the 2nd popup window Windows Explorer.

Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

  • Download and install the free program WinCD
  • Once installed: Rightclick on an .iso and select Open with WinCD
  • In Windows Explorer (My PC) open the virtual CD-drive

How to unmount the iso

  • Open Explorer
  • Select the virtual CD player the iso is mounted on
  • Click on Eject

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5 thoughts on “Mount an .iso file

  1. i already click mount, but it didnt show up. so i click opent with windows explorer, it doesnt show up to. can you help me?

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