Physical discs are gradually replaced by virtual drives. An ISO image is simply a virtual copy of an optical disc. but not every computer can open it natively. So many people are searching for the best ISO mounter so as to access to the content. Today we will tell you the best ISO mount softwares you can use on your computer without any hassle.

Best ISO Mounting Software

These are the known best ISO mounting software which can quickly enables virtual drive and mount an image file.


1. DAEMON Tools Lite

DAEMON Tools Lite is one of the most well known free virtual drive and optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. It can enables you to mount up to 4 disc image files simultaneously. It also supports a large number of image formats and you can use it to create an image from a physical CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc or to burn an image to physical disc.

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Daemon Tools Lite

2. Virtual CloneDrive

Just like Daemon Tools, Virtual CloneDrive is also the oldest and popular software to mount ISO files. As such, Virtual CloneDrive is extremely easy to use, supports a variety of different image file formats to mount a virtual disc, and allows up to 8 virtual drives at the same time. Once you install the software, all you need to do is double click on the image or right click and mount them.

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Virtual CloneDrive

3. PowerISO

As its name suggests, the PowerISO is a powerful and free disk image utility with a lot of superb features which can open, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, mount and extract ISO files. This simple and advanced image processing tool can also perform extraction and edition of the data files. Besides, it also supports other image file formats besides ISO.

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PowerISO Main Program

4. WinCDEmu

WinCDEmu is an open-source utility for mounting disk image files in Microsoft Windows. If you have an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it. It is a one-click mounter of ISO, CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, IMG images and supports unlimited amount of virtual drives. The best part is that you can create ISO images through a context menu in Explorer.

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WinCDEmu

5. MagicISO

MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting freeware. It can open, create, edit and extract CD/DVD image files, and it can convert BIN to ISO formats and back. MagicISO has the ability to create ISO image files from DVD/CD-ROM or hard disks, with bootable information included. You can directly add, delete, and rename files or folders in CD image files.

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MagicISO

How to Mount ISO File

PowerISO has already become the most popular solution of mounting ISO file at present. No complicated operations, no time waste. This section will show you how to mount an ISO image file with PowerISO step by step. With this program, it’s very convenient to mount an ISO file. You can mount it using the main program, using the shell context menu, or using the PowerISO virtual drive manager.


Preparation:

Download and install the PowerISO

Insert a disc into a PC's optical drive

Enough hard drive space


Usage 1: Mount ISO File using the Main Program:

Click the "Mount" button on toolbar. PowerISO shows the ISO mounter menu.

Click a virtual drive from the popup menu.

Choose the ISO file you want to mount, then click "Open" to mount it.


Usage 2: Mount ISO File using the Shell Context Menu:

Open "My Computer" and select the ISO file which you want to mount.

Right-click on the file selected, the shell context menu will popup.

Choose the menu "Mount Image to Drive[X:]".

Shell Context Menu File

Usage 3: Mount ISO File using the Shell Context Menu:

Open "My Computer" and select the virtual drive created by PowerISO.

Right-click on the drive selected, the iso mounter shell context menu will popup.

Choose the menu "Mount Image to drive".

Choose the iso file you want to mount, then click "Open" to mount it.

Shell Context Menu Drive

Usage 4: Mount ISO File using the PowerISO Virtual Drive Manager:

Right-click the PowerISO sys-tray icon, PowerISO Virtual Drive Manager shows a popup menu.

Click a virtual drive from the popup menu.

Choose the iso file you want to mount, then click "Open" to mount it.

Virtual Drive Manager

That's it! You are done with mounting ISO image file with PowerISO. Then you can play ISO file with some powerful players, like VLC Media Player, VideoSolo Blu-ray Player.


Afterword

So, these are the finest pieces of software you can use for ISO mounting. While all the programs do have support for ISO-based image files, you can find multi-format support as well. In the light of my experience, PowerISO is the simplest ISO mounter. Wish you have a great time in setting up and using virtual drives!