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Windows 7: unmount iso files in win 7

07 Oct 2010   #1
igalep132

 
 
unmount iso files in win 7

is there any hidden feature which handles this issue ?

Thanks


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07 Oct 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

what are you using to mount them in the first place?
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07 Oct 2010   #3
igalep132

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
what are you using to mount them in the first place?
i didn't mount it, i downloaded it already mounted...
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07 Oct 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

are you sure?

windows 7 cannot download and mount iso's on its own.

it can burn them, but not mount.

what exactly do you mean by 'mount'?
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07 Oct 2010   #5
igalep132

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
are you sure?

windows 7 cannot download and mount iso's on its own.

it can burn them, but not mount.

what exactly do you mean by 'mount'?
i mean execute iso file
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07 Oct 2010   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, i still don't quite understand. i think you are possibly confusing 'mount' and 'un-mount'?

an iso is a single file which contains the whole directory structure of a cd or a dvd. you can have a dvd with thousands of files inside hundreds of folders, and turn that into one iso file.

you need special software (such as virtual clone drive) to mount this file in windows.

this makes a new drive appear in windows explorer, so you can now read or run the files contained within the iso.

you then use the same software to unmount the iso, so you do not have an extra drive in explorer.

can you tell us more about this iso?

do ask more questions if you need more help.
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07 Oct 2010   #7
igalep132

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you need special software (such as virtual clone drive) to mount this file in windows.
that's what i meant to, is there any hidden feature in win 7 which perform such operation ...
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07 Oct 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

no.

i repeat - you need special software (such as virtual clone drive).

it's free, and works well.
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07 Oct 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by igalep132 View Post
i didn't mount it, i downloaded it already mounted...
You are confusing mount and run, I think. maybe not, because you are confusing me, quite a bit. You can't possibly download a.iso file that's already mounted. Mounting means you have virtual drive software installed, and have connected the .iso file to it as if you inserted the disc into a CD drive.

Now, if you need to open the contents, you'll also need software like UltraISO. Any burning app should be able to burn it to disc as well.

So, basically, you need to think about what you need, using the correct terminology, and then we'll all know how to proceed. If you want to use the .iso as if it is a burned disc, accessible from a drive letter, you will need something like Virtual Clone Drive. If you want to open it like an archive to access the files, you'll need something like UltraISO.
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07 Oct 2010   #10
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just think of an ISOs as some kind of archives just that they don't hold just 1 or more folders like you would see with 7z, ZIP or RAR files. In fact ISOs contain a complete CD/DVD structure.
So if you tell us now, what you want to do with the file, we can recommend the appropriate software.

-DG
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