Those who love to mount an archive file in a virtual drive can use WinArchiver Virtual Drive or Pismo File Mount. Both are freeware apps and allow you to mount several file formats in a virtual drive. Pismo File Mount is different in its class, and it also allows to mount an archive file in a virtual folder apart from the virtual drive.
Pismo File Mount for Windows 10
Unlike WinArchiver Virtual Drive, Pismo File Mount supports only a few file formats, such as ZIP, ISO, CISO, CFS, and PFO. It is a handy application if you would like to mount an archive file or ISO image in a virtual folder or virtual drive. You don’t need to extract the contents in a folder to access the files or folders available in the archive file.
Once you download and install the Pismo File Mount on your PC, it will integrate itself to right-click context menu of supported files systems. That means you don’t have to search the app when you actually want to operate it. Just right-click on the supported file format and do your mounting job either on a virtual drive or a virtual folder.
To mount an archive file on a virtual folder or a virtual drive, right-click on the ZIP, ISO, CISO, CFS, or PFO file and select the “PFM Mount” from the drop-down menu.
A new window with tile Mount Options will open. If you would like to mount the file in a virtual folder, there is no need to make any changes. The default settings are enough to mount it in a virtual folder. Simply click on the Mount button, and it will mount in a virtual folder.
Now, Pismo File Mount will automatically create a folder with the name “Volumes” in the Windows installation drive, and in the sub-folder, you will see your content. is mounted.
If you would like to mount the ISO or archive file in a virtual drive, right-click on the ZIP, ISO, CISO, CFS, or PFO file and select the “PFM Mount” from the drop-down menu. On the Mount Options windows that open, select a free drive letter from the drop-down menu of “Map drive.” Other options are optional, check or select according to your need. Finally, click the Mount button to see the content(s) of the selected file in a mapped virtual drive. If you would like to mount as a separate Local Drive, you need to check the option “Local drive type.”
Once you have done with the mounted drive or mounted folder, right-click on the mounted drive and select PFM Eject option.
You can also dismount the mounted drive or folder by right-clicking on the mounted file and selecting the “PFM Eject” option.
Download Pismo File Mount
You can download the latest version of Pismo File Mount software from its official website. It is compatible with all versions of Windows, including Win XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. There is a separate package available for Mac and Linux OS too.