Is there a way that you can mount an ISO file in Win7 and access it as if it were a hard drive/CD/DVD drive? I have an ISO file (specifically, the Express edition of MS Visual Studio) and don't really want to have to burn it to a DVD, but would rather like to open it on my computer by mounting the ISO file as if it were an optical drive? Anyone know if this can be done?
I thought that starting with Vista, this feature was supposed to be enabled or possible, but I haven't found out how to do it (without using extra freeware tools or disc burning tools).
The best tool to deal with ISOs are winrar. just extract the ISO using winrar and you are set to go.. check out the example here
. This works even with the trial version of winrar. i used to use virual CD to mount everytime i want to install something..bllahh.. extracting the contents from the iso is a lot easier.