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I DOWNLOADED THIS .ISO FILE.WHAT DO I DO?(guide)

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#1
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Do you sometimes download things and in the containing folder find a .iso file?

This step by step guide will show you how to use (mount) .iso files

let's start by explaining what .iso files are.

What are .iso files

An ISO image (.iso) is an informal term for a disk image of an ISO 9660 file system. More loosely, it refers to any optical disc image, even a UDF image.
Definition from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.iso

To use and profit from .iso files you will need a mounting tool which will mount the .iso files.

here is a definition or explanation of what image mounters do:
A disk image emulator is computer software designed to emulate a disk image, usually of a CD or DVD, on a local hard drive. The emulation is usually done by creating a virtual drive on the system, that to the operating system looks like an ordinary disk drive.
in short, it puts a permanent copy of a disc on a hard drive, making the disc accessible when the disc isn't in the computer.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_image_emulator




Download daemon tools to mount the files.(daemon tools works only on pc). http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download...ategory&catid=5
when installing Daemon Tools, remember to uncheck toolbar installation ;-) if i remember right, toolbar contains whenU adware.. and who needs toolbars on IE =) we use Firefox ;)



once the program installed, you will need to reboot your computer for it to work.I really insist you do because without doing so, the program will not work.then come right back to the guide to continue.


now that you've installed daemon tools,you should see this in your tray.(it can be green red...any color)






now,right click the icon for daemon-tools in the tray bar and go to Virtual CD/DVD-ROM > Set number of devices > 1
Now all you are going to need to do is locate the .iSO file and let daemon tools do it's work.

Right click daemon tools once again,go to "Virtual CD/DVD-ROM" then go on the device and click on mount image.
For now things should look like this:






All that's left to do is to locate the .ISO file and double click it.

You're all done.
If nothing happens just go to "My computer" and double click on the virtual drive you mounted.

SKIP this next part if everything has worked fine and you didn't get an error message.

Sometimes the program recognizes that it's a fake drive and gives you an error message saying"please insert correct cd",in this case you will need to use a program that will hide the fact that it's a fake drive.



You can download some here(under CD protection utility):


my favourite(SD4HIDE) : http://www.dvhardware.net/modules.php?na...op=getit&lid=60

http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdr...isc%204%20Hider

THAT's it, it's that easy.

I tried to keep this guide short and easy,if you're experiencing any problems please be sure to inform me.

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Mar 2008 @ 11:46
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#2
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now that you've installed Daemon Tools,you should see this:
I see nothing? is this guide complete? i also have a question, what would be the benefit of mounting an ISO image? for viewing before burning?
#3
bunny_c Suspended account
iit's all done now.
"what would be the benefit of mounting an ISO image? for viewing before burning?"
see image file defenition.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Jan 2007 @ 22:53
#4
Nice guide! Easy and affective.

I prefer Elby's clone drive myself since I can select up to 8 VD but Daemon Tools is a great tool aswell. plus I don't have to reb0ot...I hate reboots :(
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Jan 2007 @ 10:41
#5
bunny_c Suspended account
Thanks geestar.

i wrote this one because the question is so frequently asked that i just had too.
plus i enjoy doing it.

ps : give me a link to elby's guide please.
#6
Your wish is my command :)

http://www.elby.ch/products/clone_dvd/manual/drive.html

*Edit* It's free as well!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Jan 2007 @ 11:16
#7
bunny_c Suspended account
thanks.
seems very similar but maybe the actual program is better.
i've never tried clonedrive even though i've heard of it.
i shall try soon.
#8
dose it really put a virus on your comp is there a way top remove it or is ther a better programn to use





dg
#9
dose it really


dg
#10
cummins Suspended due non-functional email address
Thank you i have been looking for a way to do this for ages! I will tell you if it works! Do u have any ideas on where i can get good iso's??
#11
bunny_c Suspended account
this does not put a virus on your computer.
the man that said so is a worong.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jan 2007 @ 13:11
#12
bunny_c Suspended account
i couldn't tell you my freind.there are a lot of them.
#13
frerscash's message removed, this program does not contain any virus

edit: when installing Daemon Tools, remember to uncheck toolbar installation ;-) if i remember right, toolbar contains whenU adware.. and who needs toolbars on IE =) we use Firefox ;)
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#14
Stickified :)


'sup Janne :)



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#15
bunny_c Suspended account
thanks for adding that janne, I'll add that info to the guide.
#16
bunny_c Suspended account
cummins, you can get some good torrents at : www.torrentz.com
#17
cummins Suspended due non-functional email address
Thanks mate and it worked perfectly! I am playing HALO 1 on my p.c ands it all free woooooooooooo!!!!!!!
#18
bunny_c Suspended account
Thanks mate and it worked perfectly! I am playing HALO 1 on my p.c ands it all free woooooooooooo!!!!!!!

NO problem cummins,i'm happy that i was able to help out.


#19
cummins Suspended due non-functional email address
Just wondering BUNNY C!! Its a long shot but do you play halo 2 on xbox live because i have a mate called bunnie???/
#20
bunny_c Suspended account
sorry mate,not me.
don't have an xbox,I'm thinking of getting one though.
#21
thanks bunny c very good guid im playin cars.thanks




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dg
#22
bunny_c Suspended account
no problem!
i'm amazed nobody's had any problems yet,this is great.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jan 2007 @ 22:45
#23
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i'm amazed nobody's had any problems yet,this is great.
As I stated earlier...Nice guide! Easy and affective.

Keep up the great work!!
#24
bunny_c Suspended account
Keep up the great work!!

I'll contribute the maximum possible.it's the least i can do because 30 percent of my computer knowledge was generously given to me from other contributers of the site.

including you geestar in your guide on how to speed up the Firefox.it's great.
#25
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As I stated earlier...Nice guide! Easy and affective.

It's spelled E ffective! When we hang do I need to give you grammar lessons? :P



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