topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • Tuesday January 25, 2022, 1:56 am
  • Proudly celebrating 15+ years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Mount a Disc Image from Context Menu?  (Read 385 times)

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 9,450
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Mount a Disc Image from Context Menu?
« on: December 18, 2021, 01:54 AM »
Hi all,

I deal with disc images semi-frequently, and one thing that I've found very helpful in the past is to be able to just right-click the ISO (or other format) image and select "Mount Disc Image" and it would automatically mount it as a virtual drive. Then I could view/copy the files I needed and then eject/unmount the drive and be on my way when I was finished.

I was under the impression that it had become a standard Windows 10 feature. But I've just noticed that I no longer have that context menu option, and I can't remember what utility I may have had installed in the past to enable it.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to get this feature back?

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 9,450
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Mount a Disc Image from Context Menu?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 01:58 AM »
Okay, I just solved it. It is a standard Windows 10 feature! But it seems that when I ran (not installed!) ImgBurn recently, it automatically grabbed file associations with all types of disc images, which removed the "mount" option from the context menu.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 40,720
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Mount a Disc Image from Context Menu?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2021, 04:45 AM »
I had no idea this was a built in windows option -- in fact it would seem more likely that ImgBurn would have been providing the feature, rather than hiding it! Good detective work!

4wd

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 5,543
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Mount a Disc Image from Context Menu?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2021, 10:51 PM »
You can also just double-click an ISO to have it mounted and opened in explorer, (providing the filetype hasn't been reassigned).