How to Mount or Unmount ISO files on Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to mount or unmount ISO and IMG images on Windows 11. Windows allows users to mount ISO images in File Explorer. When you mount an. ISO or.IMG file will be added as a CD/DVD drive in File Explorer > This PC.

With the use of optical discs slowing going away, ISO and IMG images are a popular way to transfer large files. ISO images are usually large files and they’re typically used to package operating system files as well as software for installation, and also to distribute backup copies among other things.

Below we’ll show you how to mount ISO images when using Windows 11.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and a new user desktop, including a centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes, and colors that will make any computer look and feel modern.

To get started with mounting or unmounting ISO images on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to mount ISO and IMG images on Windows 11

When you get an ISO image, simply use File Explorer to mount it. With File Explorer open, click or select the ISO file. Then use the Mount command on the toolbar menu option.

When you click the Mount command, depending on the size of the ISO image and the speed of your computer, Windows will mount it as a CD/DVD drive in File Explorer > This PC.

You will then be able to view the content of the ISO image mounted on a CD/DVD.

One can also mount ISO images on Windows 11 simply by right-clicking the file, and selecting Mount on the context menu as shown below.

How to unmount ISO and IMG images on Windows 11

When an ISO or IMG image is mounted, it is mounted as a CD/DVD on Windows 11. In the same way, one unmounts a CD/DVD on Windows by ejecting, it is the same steps used to unmount ISO images.

In File Explorer, select the mounted image drive. Then use the Eject command on the toolbar menu to unmount.

One can also right-click on the mounted image and select the Eject command on the context menu as shown below.

The file should then be ejected.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to mount or unmount ISO or IMG images on Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.