ISO files

  filthyphil 08:33 27 Mar 2007

Hi how do i open an ISO file please. do i need to install any particular software first?

  silverous 08:56 27 Mar 2007

An ISO file is basically a CD/DVD-in-a-file so you need to burn it to the relevant media first and then access it from there. Most CD burning software has an option to "burn image" from an ISO file which will create the relevant media. e.g. if you wanted to store the XP installation CD on your PC in a single file for burning back to disk later you could store it in an ISO.

There are tools out there to inspect ISOs and I believe you can even mount them 'virtually' i.e. without burning to disk but they are basically a single file version of an entire disk.

Hope this helps.

  JayDay 09:19 27 Mar 2007

You can mount an ISO file onto a virtual drive. Software such as Alcohol 52% click here or Daemon Tools click here will do this for you.

  ArrGee 10:36 27 Mar 2007

Also UltraISO is a pretty simple tool for burning/mounting ISO image files

click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review – bigger and 5x faster

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Que faire si son iPhone ou iPad est tombé dans de l'eau ?