Virtual CloneDrive

Virtual CloneDrive 5.4.5.0

A virtual drive for your cloned DVDs

Have you ever needed to burn an ISO, IMG file or DVD but didn't have a spare disk or simply didn't want to go to the hassle of doing so? View full description

PROS

  • Lightweight and free to use
  • Simple to mount files

CONS

  • May be a little temperamental with Vista
  • No official support for Windows 7

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Have you ever needed to burn an ISO, IMG file or DVD but didn't have a spare disk or simply didn't want to go to the hassle of doing so?

If so, did you know that you can mount ISO files virtually using a virtual drive such as Virtual CloneDrive? Effectively, it's like adding an extra DVD drive to your machine but it exists only virtually on your desktop. You can also use it to create image files which can then be “inserted” into the virtual drive from your hard disk or from a network drive and thus be used like a normal DVD.

To use it, you don't even need to access the main interface. You can either mount a file by right clicking on it or via Explorer which should give you the option to mount it from there. When you do so, you're usually prompted if you want Virtual CloneDrive to execute the Autorun.exe file in your ISO or IMG. Alternatively, it will ask you if you want to browse the files contained within it.

The only problem I experienced with it was in Vista which isn't officially supported but it does work with. However, it seems that after you've performed the first mount, if you try to launch another, it may be unresponsive or only allow you to browse files from where you can execute the Autorun.exe file manually anyway.

Virtual CloneDrive is a superb and simple tool for freeing-up your DVD drive and preventing the need to burn DVD IMG and ISO files.

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Virtual CloneDrive 5.4.5.0

— User reviews — about Virtual CloneDrive

  • zips

    by zips

    "wish i could to say it too"

    ..i have this program on my PC, but my experience unfortunaly if i said more, it's none...every time i wanted to run it ... More.

    reviewed on June 22, 2012

  • Ozzie Beachbum

    by Ozzie Beachbum

    "Thanks, works just like the real thing"

    Installed no problem on XP Vista Windows 7 and Windows 7 64-bit. Could anything be easier than this program? Works just ... More.

    reviewed on June 2, 2012

  • Winnie24

    by Winnie24

    "Excellent tool"

    I use it for years without any problem, very useful, freeware! It's my replacement for Daemon Tools.... More.

    reviewed on February 4, 2012

  • strale.zivic

    by strale.zivic

    "Excellent tool"

    It did exact what it has to do! Check the settings once when it is installed. Simple, clean, fast, no bugs... run on XP ... More.

    reviewed on January 27, 2012

  • peachyxjp

    by peachyxjp

    "virtual clonedrive does nothing"

    it did absolutely nothing, there are no instructions you cant get anything to happen I dont understand. screw this dont ... More.

    reviewed on November 20, 2011

  • dadhaml

    by dadhaml

    "Virtual Clone Drive just sits there"

    I tried or at least attempted to install this program on an XP SP3 system and a Vista system. Neither one did anything m... More.

    reviewed on May 29, 2011