I've used other programs which take various forms of disk images ISO, img, BIN, etc., including paid software. They were okay, but this is better. It creates either a permanent or temporary "virtual" CDDVD drive on your system. I'm able to take all my driver disks, and using a separate program like ImgBurn and save them in ISO format to my hard drive. That's where SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive comes in. If I ever need to access the disk, such as to copy or reload drivers, I don't need to find the disc. I find the ISO file and SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive mounts the ISO file to Windows as if it were the original CDDVD. Obviously read times are way faster than a real CDDVD. -- Note that this also works for any kind of drive image, including movies you can save as ISO file, so you can mount movie or music CDDVDs with their ISO files. Also, because the system thinks it's a real CD drive, you can reassign the drive letter in the Computer Management Console just like a normal DVD drive. Quite incredible performance and functionality; plus you get the option to automatically remount the ISO file on reboot. The program resides in the system tray. There is no extensive help, it's not hard to understand and is nearly automatic. -- For the curious, you cannot "write" to the virtual drive since this duplicates a real burned CDDVD. Other ISOdisk image programs can manipulate iso files outside of Virtual CloneDrive, which has never failed me yet.
Virtual Clone Drive is a handy thing to have to mount ISOs rather than burning the files to disc. It has a history so it will remember (if you want) your mounted ISOs, saving you the hassle of entering the details each time if you tend to use certain ISOs (eg game ISOs) regularly. Also, it is a small download and consumes little memory. It has worked flawlessly here. Besides, it uses a cool sheep icon as a drive icon, that's gotta be a bonus.
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