Geek 2.0 - May 23, 2020
Save your time, system resources and money by managing ISO files. Read this article for more information.
With ISO, files contain an exact copy of a disc regardless of the disc. By burning the file, the resulting disc will work as if it were the original of this disc and the file can be used as if it were a physical disc without having to burn it once as you mount it. Despite the long-standing existence of ISO files, Windows users still had to overcome obstacles to get the most out of them. They have used other applications to mount and burn their disc images in case there is no native ISO support. There was a problem with paying for a program that met the needs, even though many quality applications existed to provide this function, such as having to search, download and install several free applications, or worse. Windows 8 changed everything by offering a dual-user operating system from Microsoft that was the first to offer built-in support for editing and burning image files directly from file explorer. The Windows company has transferred this function to Windows 10 and the bases of the two operating systems work in the same way.
Search the disk image tools tab
If you delve into the file explorer you will find nothing because the ISO controls are all hidden on a tab which appears only when you select an ISO file. Open the file explorer and locate an ISO image on your hard disk, select the file and examine the ribbon tabs at the top of the window, a new disk image tools tab will open, click on it and you will have two options to mount and engrave.
Mount a disk image in Windows 8 or Windows 10
Windows creates a virtual disk drive that reads your ISO file as if it were a physical disk allowing you to watch the film, listen to music or install the application from the file without having to burn the data on a disc when you mount a disc image file.
With Windows 8 or 10, find the ISO file you want to mount in the file explorer and select it, select the disk image tools tab which appears at the top of the window and click on Mount, Windows will create a virtual drive and will immediately open the contents of the image to be displayed. Your virtual disk drive will appear next to the other drives installed on the system. If you click on computer in the left pane of the file explorer window, you will see that there is no difference between virtual drives. and physical. Virtual media can be well used at this point. There you can copy image files to your hard drive, install an application or whatever you want to do and that being so, you can unmount the image file to recover the system resources used to virtualize it. You must eject the virtual disk to dismount the image. you can do this in two ways:
• Right-click the virtual drive in the file explorer window, then click Eject;
• Click on the virtual drive, select the Drive Tools tab appearing in the ribbon of the file explorer, then click on Eject from there. At any cost Windows 8 will unmount the ISO file and delete the virtual drive from your system.
Burn an ISO file in Windows 8 or Windows 10
By burning an ISO file to a disc, it is the exact copy of the original disc that is created not only what it contained. As is the original copy such will be the copy, that is to say if the original is bootable will be too, if it includes copyright protections the copy will also be. That's the beauty of the format.
To do so, select the file in the file explorer, select the disk image tools tab in the ribbon at the top of the window, then click Burn. You can insert a disc in your player at this level but be sure that you have chosen a disc corresponding to the original format. A small dialog will be displayed from which you can select your burner.
If you have only one disk drive in your system, it will be automatically selected but if you have several, click on the drop-down list and make your choice. You can select check disc after burning which will lengthen the burning process considerably as it will check the information written to the disc to ensure its accuracy. If the burned disc is perfect do not install it if the file is corrupted, select this option and if you are not worried, uncheck it. Click Burn once you have made your selections.
Managing ISO files is so useful though it is easily forgotten among several other new features provided by Windows 8, saving users time, system resources and the money they were wasting by installing other utilities.