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Article by: charles
Last Modified: 2011-08-12 14:07:04

How to Mount an ISO (Any CD/DVD) Image to a Virtual Drive Using Daemon Tools Lite

Daemon Tools is one of the most popular program that offers easy tools for making simple disc image files and emulating virtual CD/DVD drives. Using this software, one can view and work with a CD/DVD image as though it is on a real disc!

If you are testing your digital content before burning it on a real disc, you can create a CD/DVD image and use Daemon Tools. This can save you discs and time taken to repeatedly burning new discs each time you find issues!

Steps on how to mount a CD/DVD image to a virtual drive

Follow these easy steps to mount a CD/DVD image to a virtual drive using Daemon tools:

You require the following :

  • Daemon Tools Lite
  • The CD/DVD image you wish to mount. This could any of these formats : *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.bin/*.cue, *.ape/*.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz
Once the above is out of the way, do the following:
  1. Right click on the Daemon Tools Lite icon on the task bar (daemon tools icon)
  2. Select "Virtual Devices"
  3. Select "Device 0:" . If you cannot see Device n: - where n is a number, the see the section on "Add new virtual drive"
  4. Click on "Mount Image"
  5. A Window will open for you to select the image you want to mount. Select an image
  6. Click open to mount the selected image . See the steps in the image below:
  7. Mounting image to a virtual drive - daemon tools

The image you have selected to mount on the virtual drive opens just like inserting a CD/DVD to drive. If you have CD auto open setting on, then the autorun file on the CD/DVD image will run automatically.

Add new virtual drive

If for some reason you would like to mount more than one image, Daemon Tools provides an option to add new virtual drive

To add a new virtual drive, follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the Daemont Tools icon on the task bar - daemon tools icon
  2. Select "Virtual Devices" then click on "Add SCSI Virtual Drive". See image below:
  3. Adding virtual drive
  4. If all goes well, you should see the window below:
  5. new virtual drive


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[2011-12-21] Amber says:
Keep on writing and cuhgnigg away!

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