Mounting ISOs in Windows 8

Here’s another Windows 8 tip.

With prior versions of Windows you would normally require third party software in order to mount ISO files as a native drive in Windows Explorer. This changes in Windows 8 with its ability to mount ISOs without additional software.

All you need to do is the following:

  1. Locate the desired ISO file,
  2. Right click the file,
  3. Click on “Mount”,
  4. The ISO file should appear as a new drive in Windows Explorer.

Mind you, this will only work for ISO files stored on your computer and not ISO files stored on a network location.

Of course, if you unmount an ISO file you simply need eject it by doing the following:

  1. Locate the desired drive,
  2. Right click the drive,
  3. Click on “Eject”,
  4. The drive should then disappear.

Couldn’t be simpler!

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