How To Open Iso Files
If you find yourself backing up a lot of your programs, you may want to learn how to open ISO files. an ISO file is basically an image of a computer program, be it a DVD, CD or any group of files. ISO files save the direct image of the program when burnt or mounted, which basically allows them to act exactly like an installer on a DVD or CD. Learning how to open an ISO file is extremely easy and only requires a few files easily found on the internet.
To open an ISO file, you will need:
- Daemon Tools. (Found at http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite)
- Mounting an ISO file. Opening an ISO file is also known as mounting. This pretty much makes the ISO display on a virtual drive through Daemon Tools. This is basically a work around to burning it onto an actual disc. On the right side of your taskbar, you will find a Daemon Tools icon. Right click on this and go to "Virtual CD/CDROM," then go to "Mount Image." From here, you will be required to find your ISO file. Simply go to wherever you have it saved and click on it. This will open the ISO file. Most computers will autorun the ISO file once it is mounted. If this is not the case, simply go to "My Computer." You should see a virtual drive in there. Click on this and the ISO file will open.
- Burning. Another easy way to open ISO files is to simply burn it to a disc. This can be done with any CD burning software, such as Windows Media Player. Simply go to your burn menu in the program, change the burn type to "Data CD" and either choose or drag the ISO file into the provided space. Burning this ISO file will allow you to use the associated program like an actual DVD or CD.