Many options for working with ISO files are included with Microsoft Windows 10. Here’s how to mount, burn, or create an ISO image in Windows 10.
Mounting ISO File
- If you have an existing ISO file and wish to mount it as a disc drive, simply right-click the file and select “Open with” > “Windows Explorer“.
- The contents of the ISO will then show as a DVD or CD drive in Windows Explorer just like it’s on a disc in a drive.
You can unmount the ISO file when you’re done with it by right-clicking the drive in Windows Explorer and selecting “Eject“.
Burning ISO File
If you have an existing ISO file you wish to burn to disc, simply insert a disc in your drive, right-click the ISO file in Windows Explorer, then choose “Share” > “Burn to disc“.
Creating ISO File
Creating an ISO file is one thing Windows 10 cannot do without a third party solution. You can follow these steps.
- Download and install Magic ISO.
- After installing the software, you will now have an option to highlight files, right click, and select “Add to image file…“.
- Once the software opens, you can choose “File” > “Save“, then save it as a Standard ISO Image file.
If you are not a fan of Magic ISO, Infrarecorder is free and does a fine job as well.
This really helped me! Thank you!
What if the “Burn to disc” option is not available? Where do I find the app to burn the image?
WinCDEMU used to work great on win7 for a “right click” on folder and selecting “create iso”. No further action needed. Isos spit out to location of folder.
Mitch Bartlett says
I just installed it in Windows 10 and it worked fine for me.
This did not work with Windows 10 Magic ISO throws an error when installing. This app is as old as the hills. Im surprised it works with Windows 8!