Starting Windows 7, Microsoft included a built-in option to mount ISO files. Windows 11 also comes with a built-in option to mount an IOS file. But, after prolonged usage, this mount option may be missing when you perform a right-click on the ISO file on Windows 11. This happens because some of the third-party applications override the extension and add themself. When you double-click an ISO image file, it will not mount; instead, it will open with some other program associated with it.
Sometimes it is necessary to mount an ISO file in a virtual drive. For instance, certain games require a physical CD/DVD to be mounted to play the game. To supplement the need for a physical CD/DVD to play the game, you can use a virtual CD-ROM.
The reasons may be many, and the whole thing is that the mount option is missing on your Windows 11 computer that you want to fix or restore. In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you with at least two ways through which you can restore the missing mount option on Windows 11.
How to Fix the Missing Mount Option in Windows 11 using Properties dialog?
To restore the missing mount option in Windows 11 context menu, do the following:-
Step 1. Right-click the ISO file and select the
Step 2. In the Properties window that opens, select the
Step 3. When Windows prompts how do you want to open .ISO files from now on, select the
Step 4. When you’re’ done, click the
Next time, when you double click on an ISO file, it will automatically mount on a virtual optical drive. Also, when you do a right-click on the ISO file, it will show the Mount option on the context menu.
How to Restore the Missing Mount Option in Windows 11 from Context Menu?
Step 1. Right-click on the ISO file and then select “Open with”> “Choose another app.”
Step 2. When Windows prompts how do you want to open .ISO files from now on, select the
Step 3. When you’re’ done, click the
Next time, when you double click on an ISO file, it will automatically mount on a virtual optical drive. Also, when you do a right-click on the ISO file, it will show the “Mount” option on the context menu.
Windows 11 also has inbuilt supports .IMG files. If you cannot mount it to a virtual optical drive, the above similar steps will fix the issues.