Nowadays, most modern PC comes without a physical CD/DVD drive; here, Virtual CloneDrive is handy for those who need to mount an image file.
Although there is a built-in option in Windows 8 and 10 to mount ISO disc image files, it has limited functions, and most Windows users prefer to use a third-party tool. For instance, an inbuilt ISO mounter creates a single virtual drive.
Virtual CloneDrive is a freeware tool that lets mount ISO, IMG, BIN, UDF, DVD, and other format image files in Windows PC and works like a physical CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drive, although it only exists virtually. You can mount image files into the virtual drive from your hard disk or a network drive by just double-click and start using it as a normal CD, DVD, or Blu-ray.
The Virtual CloneDrive supports up to 15 virtual drives simultaneously, no matter the image file containing audio, video, or simple data. There is no limit of size to mount in Virtual CloneDrive; it may be the image file is 700 MB or 7 GB in size, it will mount without any issues. Once installed on your PC, it fully integrates itself into Windows Explorer context menus, which means you can access it by right-clicking on any image file. You can even access Virtual CloneDrive by clicking on its icon from the system tray.
If you want to mount multiple image files at once, increase the number of virtual drives and mount required image files in a separate virtual drive. However, by default, when you install it on your PC, it creates a single virtual drive.
Mounting an image file is easy on Virtual CloneDrive; right-click on the image file and select the Mount option from the context menu.
Virtual CloneDrive Features
- Mounts images as a virtual drive
- Supports up to 15 virtual drives simultaneously
- Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN, IMG, UDF, DVD, and CCD
- Emulation of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray media
- Stores history of recently mounted images
- Automount last image
- Eject button supports
- Integrates into Windows Explorer context menu
- Double-click an image file to mount as a drive
- Free to use
You might also be interested in WinCDEmu free CD/DVD emulator for Windows that supports ISO, CUE, BIN, and more.
You can download Virtual CloneDrive from the official website link.