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Windows 7: ISO - Disk Image File : Extract to the Desktop

ISO - Disk Image File : Extract to the Desktop

How to Extract an ISO File to the Desktop
Published by Bare Foot Kid
22 Jun 2011
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Extract an ISO File to the Windows Desktop
This suggests an excellent, free program to use and how to extract an ISO / Disk Image File using that program to the Windows desktop, or wherever you like, for use in any number of situations.

First you will need to download and then install this program from the link below.
Download 7-Zip for Windows
To start with, I'm going to suggest the ISO file be stored at the Documents location in the Windows 7 or Vista start menu or the My Documents location in the Windows XP start menu, though it can be stored anywhere you like and know where it is; this just makes it very easy to browse to as this is one of the first listed locations when 7-Zip is opened as you'll see.

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Let's get started!

I used this ISO file I created for all this testing and demonstration!

Once 7-Zip is installed; open it's location in the Windows start menu, right click 7-Zip and click Run as Administrator enter your user credentials and click OK.

1) In the 7-Zip prog, click to highlight, then right click the Documents/My Documents file and click Open in the drop-down menu; if your ISO is stored at another location you will need to browse to and open that location here.
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2) Now click to highlight the ISO file and at the action bar at the top click Extract.
3) In the Extract dialog box that opens click the browse button.
4) In the Browse For Folder dialog box select Desktop and click OK.
5) In the Extract dialog box that's still open click OK to start the extract process.
6) You will get a progress bar, when that's finished it's done; at the top left click File then Exit to close the program; the second snip below is the end result.
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23 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Nice addition to the tutorials BFK

7zip is excellent IMHO, and my Zip utility of choice.
Certainly one of my must have apps. that gets installed ASAP after a clean install.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Thank you Jessie.

I mainly created this one so I could link to it in a couple other tutorials that I'm working on, this one will just make those easier to understand and do what needs done in them.
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23 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Nice work, BFK.
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23 Jun 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Thank you Ray, I appreciate that from you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64

Great work again BFK!
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25 Jun 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Thank you Boshko!
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11 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I missed this one! Most excellent - you have been very busy on the old tutorial front Sir.
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11 Jul 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Thank you very much my Golden friend!
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10 Oct 2015   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Thank you very much!

Thank you so much for posting this well, detail,Incredible post... not only you have explaining step by step but you take sometime and post images of this tutorial. witch makes me feel I know what am doing, when am coming across subjects/task. I have to do it for my self. Because tutorial nor people like you, guys like my self we learn from websites like this. thank you very much!
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