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Re: Alternatives to Daemon Tools?
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2010, 02:49:44 PM »
I have tried every virtual disc program available & there are only two products in this category of software worth using, IMHO. Those two are Daemon Tools and MagicDisc. Every other virtual disc program leaves out support for half of the disc image formats that exist.
I only have one nag about MagicDisc: it doesn't reset current working directory, even when you unmount an ISO file. This means you have to mount a new .iso (or shut down the tray icon app) if you want to delete the folder you have recently mounted an ISO from.
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Re: Alternatives to Daemon Tools?
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2010, 11:08:07 PM »
I only have one nag about MagicDisc: it doesn't reset current working directory, even when you unmount an ISO file. This means you have to mount a new .iso (or shut down the tray icon app) if you want to delete the folder you have recently mounted an ISO from.

Agreed. It was one of the few things that put me off of using the program regularly, but considering all the functionality that you get for free for a lot of people this one bug might be worth putting up with in order to enjoy all the functionality.

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Re: Alternatives to Daemon Tools?
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2010, 01:33:45 AM »
I only have one nag about MagicDisc: it doesn't reset current working directory, even when you unmount an ISO file. This means you have to mount a new .iso (or shut down the tray icon app) if you want to delete the folder you have recently mounted an ISO from.

Agreed. It was one of the few things that put me off of using the program regularly, but considering all the functionality that you get for free for a lot of people this one bug might be worth putting up with in order to enjoy all the functionality.
Somebody should really write them a mail and ask whether this could be fixed - it's a single line of code that would have to be inserted on unmount. That, or fire up a disassembler and fix it :P
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Re: Alternatives to Daemon Tools?
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2010, 03:58:17 AM »
That, or fire up a disassembler and fix it :P

That might offend the license terms :)
I have tried several tools, but I always fall back to Alcohol 120% (lifetime free upgrade license)

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Re: Alternatives to Daemon Tools?
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2010, 02:06:50 PM »
FWIW, a portable solution is Microsoft's Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel. It's old & clunky, and only supports a few formats, but I've used it several times and it works.

I found this to be a good guide to using it, and it includes the download link.

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Re: Alternatives to Daemon Tools?
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2010, 02:06:07 PM »
FWIW, a portable solution is Microsoft's Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel. It's old & clunky, and only supports a few formats, but I've used it several times and it works.

Unfortunately, another drawback is that it doesn't work on 64 bit systems...

I don't know why MS doesn't have this baked into the OS by now (though maybe it does and I don't know about it since I'm still on WinXP).