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Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel

This free program for lets you create a virtual CD drive on your hard disk.

  • Windows
    Works on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7
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This free program for lets you create a virtual CD drive on your hard disk. The "32k" program load ISO Images (iso), CDFS (cdfs), Joilet (jo), Rock Ridge (rock), UDF (udf), and any standard iso format.
For anyone unfamiliar with the terms 'virtual CD' or 'CD emulator', they mean that you can copy the entire contents of a CD-ROM to your hard disk and run the programs or access the files without the need for the original CD. This can make files more accessible, faster and more convenient. Given the speed and size of today's hard drives, you could easily fit a number of CDs onto your hard drive without noticing the difference. Assuming you had 30 full CDs, these would take around 20GB on a hard drive and all will be accessible after a few clicks of a mouse.

Hard drives are about 10 times faster than a CD, plus you can instantly access the file instead of grabbing the CD case, inserting the CD and awaiting for the contents to load. It's true, you could try copying the files over to the hard drive, but this can get messy, plus some programs require a CD to be loaded in order to run. This virtual CD program 'pretends' it is a CD drive (even though the files are on your hard drive), so your programs will run as normal. More Info »

It only works with ISO images

Installation instructions
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1. Copy VCdControlTool.exe and VCdRom.sys to your %patch% or to system32 folder.
2. Execute VCdControlTool.exe
3. Click "Driver control"
4. If the "Install Driver" button is available, click it. Navigate to the %systemroot%system32drivers folder, select VCdRom.sys, and click Open.
5. Click "Start"
6. Click OK
7. Click "Add Drive" to add a drive to the drive list.
Ensure that the drive added is not a local drive.
If it is, continue to click "Add Drive" until an unused drive letter is available.
8. Select an unused drive letter from the drive list and click "Mount".
9. Navigate to the image file, select it, and click "OK". UNC naming conventions should not be used, however mapped network drives should be OK.

You may now use the drive letter as if it were a local CD-ROM device. When you are finished you may unmount, stop, and remove the driver from memory using the driver control. More Info »

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CD/DVD Tools

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Link to official Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel site

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Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel (sometimes refered to as Microsoft Virtual CD Control Tool) was added by l3x0r in Jul 2011 and the lastest update was made in Jul 2014. There is a history of activites on Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
 
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