Nice tut, thanks.
Nice tut, thanks.
Native mounting? Sweet, love it!
What a cool new feature! Im happy with Win7, but looking forward to Windows 8!
Can you unmount from the command line? I mounted an iso from a network drive and must have lost connection for a moment. Now everytime I right or left click explorer stops responding.
had to cold boot the tablet to get it to let go of the mount.
I find mounting an iso as simple as double-clicking the iso file in Explorer, and the new virtual CD/DVD drive opens in the Explorer window. Right click the virtual CD/DVD drive and select eject to unmount it. The mount is not persistent and will not remain on the next reboot.
If you need to reconnect to the iso regularly, a shortcut to the iso file on the desktop will work, but pinning the mounted virtual CD/DVD drive to the taskbar will not.
If you wish the virtual CD/DVD to be available when Windows opens, copy the shortcut to the iso file to your startup folder:
You can then pin the Virtual CD/DVD to Start if you wish.
What is more, VHD files mount with a double-click too!, which makes playing with virtual drives easier than ever. Here again, Eject on the right-click menu unmounts the VHD. The VHD can also be automatically mounted from the Startup folder when Windows 8 opens.
Last edited by fafhrd; 12 Mar 2012 at 10:41 AM.
Is there a way to mount "bin" files?
I think "bin files" cover so many types of binary data you wouldn't have a hope of safely opening them except by the program that is specifically intended to handle it's own "bin files".
In the context you mean, Magic Iso I believe does open these DVD images. Google bin files and there's plenty of relevant stuff.
Windows does not handle missing source image files for the mounted volumes very gracefully yet - it needs to be as clean as removing a removable disk or usb device, not hang your system searching for it. It's the same with missing network shares sometimes. We've used floppy drives in PCs, and the subst command for nearly 30 years, it's about time Microsoft got this right.
And here I thought the issue was something senseless only applicable to my administrating. I have found registry edits at times that helped but no solid perfect/reliable way.
Windows 8 here has Windows Explorer hang issues when a mapped drive to a turned off laptop is not available. Even just opening Winrar takes about a full minute. Once I rid the unavailable share, issues resolve immediately.
I should Wireshark it to see if anything I can figure out is going on.