How to Quickly Mount an ISO File into a Virtual Drive
If you have an .iso file that you need to burn into a CD or DVD but either don’t have a blank disc or CD/DVD drive ready, a virtual drive solution is needed.
While there are several freewares out there that do the job, I found Virtual Clone Drive from SlySoft to be very useful, compatible and easy to use (install file is only about 1.5MB).
Once installed, this program will connect (tie) your .iso extensions with the program and will mount it immediately when double-clicked (or you can right-click and open). Once mounted, it will be recognized either as a BD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
This is an excellent companion application for netbooks or slim notebooks that do not come with an optical drive. Just copy your ISO file onto a USB memory stick and you’ll have a drive ready for it. It’s also good to install .iso images straight from the file instead of burning it onto a CD or DVD.