September 8, 2011

Hassle-free ISO Mounting with WinCDEmu

Posted in Beginner, Games, Intermediate at 8:31 pm by gloriouscomputing

Want to mount an ISO on Windows? The conventional wisdom is to use Daemon Tools, but if you don’t need DT’s video game copy protection emulation, you can save yourself a lot of bloat and get a better user experience using the open-source WinCDEmu.

Once installed, just click .iso files to mount them as a drive. To unmount them, just right click on the corresponding drive in Windows Explorer, and click “Eject”.

Even if PC game backup is your thing, you generally use cracked executables that remove the CD check anyway, so there is no need for your ISO Mounting tool to emulate that protection in most cases.

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