Reading an ISO file in Windows without burning it

read iso without burning
read iso without burning

An ISO file is an image of a DVD or hard drive as a single file. This image contains the files to be burned and information on the burn method. When burned, reproduces a disc conforming to the original.

If you have an ISO file that you want to open, but you don't know how to go about it? here is Virtual Clone Drive, the software you need.

Virtual CloneDrive is a virtual drive that allows you to read files in ISO formats. It allows extracting one or more files from the ISO image. Virtual CloneDrive works fine under Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10.

It is therefore possible to read the contents of the ISO image in the burn through this virtual disk drive.

For this, I invite you to follow the steps below:


  • To read an ISO file, right click on the icon placed next to the Windows clock then select the virtual drive and click on ascend.

Virtual CloneDrive-icon

  • Browse your explorer to find the ISO file you want to read and validate.

If it is a game or software, you should see the installation interface appear. Otherwise, all you have to do is go to the workstation to launch the virtual drive and to be able to read the contents of the ISO file through it.

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