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How to Mount an ISO Image

This wikiHow teaches you how to use an ISO file without first burning it to a disc by "mounting" it onto your computer's CD drive. You can Mount an ISO on both Windows and Mac computers.

EditSteps

EditOn Windows

  1. Open Start . Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 1 Version 4.jpg
  2. Open File Explorer . Click the folder icon in the lower-left side of the Start window.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 2 Version 4.jpg
  3. Find the ISO. Click the folder in which your ISO is stored (e.g., Downloads) on the left side of the File Explorer, then open any additional folders in the main window until you arrive at your ISO file.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 3 Version 4.jpg
  4. Select the ISO. Click the ISO file to select it.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 4 Version 3.jpg
  5. Click the tab. You'll find this option in the upper-left side of the window. A toolbar will appear below it.
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  6. Click . It's in the "Manage" section of the toolbar. Doing so will mount your ISO file onto your computer's CD drive.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 6 Version 3.jpg
  7. Click . This folder is on the left side of the File Explorer, though you may need to scroll up or down on the left-hand column to see it.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 7 Version 3.jpg
  8. Open your mounted ISO. Double-click your ISO's name below the "Devices and drives" heading in This PC. It will resemble a CD on a drive. Your ISO's contents will open.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 8 Version 3.jpg

EditOn Mac

  1. Open Finder. Click the blue, face-like app in your Mac's dock.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 9 Version 3.jpg
  2. Find the ISO. Click the folder in which your ISO is stored (e.g., Downloads) on the left side of the Finder, then open any additional folders in the main window until you arrive at your ISO file.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 10 Version 2.jpg
  3. Double-click the ISO. This will immediately mount the ISO to your Mac.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 11 Version 2.jpg
  4. Click the ISO's name. In the left-hand column of the Finder, you should see your ISO's name appear below the "Devices" heading; click it here to open the ISO.
    Mount an ISO Image Step 12 Version 2.jpg
    • You can also double-click the ISO icon that appears on your Mac's desktop after mounting.

EditTips

  • If you want to boot from an ISO in order to install a different operating system, you'll still need to put it on a disc.

EditWarnings

  • Just because you can open your ISO doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be able to run it.

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