What do I do with an ISO file?
An ISO image file is a snapshot of the data and layout of a CD or DVD, saved in ISO-9660 format. ISO image files are widely used for storing CD content. ISO is a common CD image format for DOS, Windows (Joliet ISO extension), Linux (RockRidge ISO extension), and other operating systems.
Can you run an ISO file without a CD?
Right-click the ISO file and click “Extract to” from the menu that appears. Select a place to extract the ISO file’s contents to and click “OK.” Wait as the ISO file is extracted and the contents are displayed in the directory you chose. The files in the ISO can now be accessed without burning them to a disc.
What can I do with a Windows ISO file?
You have three main choices for making these files and folders accessible:
- Create installation discs by writing the installation files to a DVD.
- Mount the ISO file as a virtual device.
- Extract the installation files to your hard drive.