How to Mount or Unmount ISO and IMG image in Windows 8 and 8.1
Windows 8 supports native ISO and IMG mounting and unmounting.
This tutorial will show you how to mount or unmount an ISO image in Windows 8 and 8.1.
You are unable to edit an ISO image using Windows 8.
To Mount an ISO or IMG Image File in Windows 8
Do step 2 or 3
below for how you would like to mount the image file.
2. To Mount an ISO or IMG File using Context Menu
3. To Mount an ISO or IMG File using PowerShell
A) Right-click or press and hold on the .iso or .img file, and click/tap on Mount
, and go to step 4
B) In File Explorer, select (highlight) the .iso or .img file that you want to mount, click/tap on the Manage (Disc Image Tools)
tab, click/tap on the Mount
button in the ribbon, and go to step 4
A) Open PoweShell
, type the command below, press Enter, and go to step 4
below. (see screenshot below)
Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath "Full path of ISO file"
Substitute Full path of ISO file in the command above with the actual full path of the image file's location within quotes.
A new window will pop-up showing the opened mounted ISO or IMG image and it's contents.
You could also double click/tap on the mounted image (DVD drive) in the This PC
(Computer) window in File Explorer to open and see the contents of the .iso or .img file.
To Unmount an ISO or IMG Image File in Windows 8
Do step 2, 3, or 4
below for how you would like to unmount (eject) the image file.
2. Restart the computer
to unmount all mounted ISO, IMG, VHD, and VHDX files.
In the Computer
window in File Explorer, right-click or press and hold on the mounted ISO or IMG drive, and click/tap on Eject
Open an elevated command prompt
, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
mountvol DriveLetter: /d
Substitute DriveLetter in the command above with the actual drive letter of the mounted image file.