Alternatives to Virtual CloneDrive for all platforms with any license



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  • DAEMON Tools icon

    DAEMON Tools Bundleware

    DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the...

    Freemium Windows

  • WinCDEmu icon


    WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc mages by simply clicking on them in...

    Open Source Windows

  • UltraISO icon


    CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO...

    Commercial Windows

  • PowerISO icon

    PowerISO Bundleware

    PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split...

    Commercial Windows

  • Alcohol icon

    Alcohol Bundleware

    Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the...

    Freemium Windows

  • ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver icon

    ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

    ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard...

    Open Source Windows BSD

  • MagicISO icon

    MagicISO Discontinued

    MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files...

    Freemium Windows

  • AcetoneISO icon


    AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images. Thanks to powerful open source tools such as...

    Open Source Linux

  • OSFMount icon


    OSFMount allows you to mount local disk image files (bit-for-bit copies of a disk partition) in Windows with a drive letter. You can...

    Free Windows

  • TotalMounter icon


    TotalMounter is only free software that allows user to mount virtual CD/DVD burner that is allowing to directly burn data onto an ISO...

    Freemium Windows

    • burning ISO is very useful. A rare feature.
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Pismo File Mount Audit Package icon

    Pismo File Mount Audit Package

    Pismo File Mount Audit Package is a Windows application that allows users to mount the contents of ZIP, ISO, Compact ISO, Compact File...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Furius ISO Mount  icon

    Furius ISO Mount Discontinued

    Furius ISO Mount is a simple Gtk+ Interface to Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Image files without burning to disk. An ISO, IMG...

    Open Source Linux

  • CDemu icon


    CDEmu is a CD/DVD-ROM device emulator for linux, licensed under GPL v2 or later. It is a from-scratch rewrite of the legacy CDEmu...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Gmount ISO icon

    Gmount ISO

    GMount ISO is a simple tool for Linux that facilitates mounting ISO images as a virtual drive. GMount ISO is a frontend to the mount...

    Free Linux

  • WinMount icon

    WinMount Discontinued

    WinMount is a powerful archive and virtual drive tool. It can compress and decompress. It also can mount ZIP, mount RAR, mount MOU...

    Freemium Windows

  • Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel icon

    Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel

    This free program for lets you create a virtual CD drive on your hard disk. The "32k" program load ISO Images (iso), CDFS...

    Free Windows

  • BlindWrite icon

    BlindWrite Discontinued

    Blindwrite is best game copy software. Copy games & keep yourself safe from damaging your original disks with the VSO Blindwrite...

    Commercial Windows

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  • DVDFab Virtual Drive icon

    DVDFab Virtual Drive

    DVDFab Virtual Drive is a virtual emulator for both DVD and Blu-ray. It can emulate 18 drives and mount DVD/Blu-ray ISO image files...

    Free Windows

  • BurnCDCC icon


    This utility is used to burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD/BD disc. Many new systems come with a limited CD/DVD software package that lacks...

    Free Windows

  • Phantom Burner icon

    Phantom Burner Discontinued

    Phantom Burner is a virtual BD-RE/DVD+RW/DVD-RAM/CD-R/BD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-ROM emulator software. It not only allows you to mount disc...

    Freemium Windows

  • Gizmo Drive icon

    Gizmo Drive Discontinued

    Gizmo Drive is a virtual device simulator which allows you to create password protected hard disk images with its proprietary GDRIVE...

    Free Windows

  • gISOmount icon


    gISOMount is a simple graphical interface to enable the mounting of ISO's with ease. Useful for if you are involved with beta...

    Open Source Linux

  • FuseISO

    FuseISO is a FUSE module to mount ISO filesystem images (.iso, .nrg, .bin, .mdf and .img files). It currently support plain ISO9660...

    Open Source Linux

  • ISO Toolkit icon

    ISO Toolkit

    "ISO Toolkit" is a free ISO manipulation tool which allows you to create ISO image, copy ISO image from CD/DVD, convert ISO...

    Free Windows

  • ISODisk icon


    ISODisk is a free and powerful ISO disk image file tool that allows you to create up to 20 virtual CD/DVD drives, mount .ISO disk...

    Free Windows

  • Virtual CD icon

    Virtual CD

    With Virtual CD you can create compressed 1:1 copies (virtual CDs/DVDs/BDs) to your hard drive. You can then store your originals...

    Commercial Windows

  • ToastMount icon


    Roxio Toast 5 and 6 for Mac OS X provide an extension to load a cd image (.iso) as a virtual drive on your desktop. This is NOT the same...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • gBurner Virtual Drive

    gBurner Virtual Drive is an application that lets you create and manage virtual drives on your PC. This application can be especially...

    Free Windows

  • discmage

    discmage handles all kinds of CD images. It does rip single tracks, mounts images or tracks using FUSE, repairs broken ISO tracks, and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Kiso icon

    Kiso Discontinued

    KIso is a graphical user interface for KDE 3.x for creating, extracting and editing of ISO-Images. It has the purpose to make it as...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Gmount

    Gmount is the program which helps you to mount images in Linux

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • VirtualDrive

    FarStone CD/DVD emulators are the perfect CD management solution for families with small children, gamers on the go, small businesses...

    Commercial Windows

Virtual CloneDrive Comments

No cuesheet support

Negative Comment by Anamon
about Virtual CloneDrive and DAEMON Tools Apr 2016

This seemed like a promising alternative to DAEMON Tools Lite. It feels cleaner, is less cluttered, doesn't contain malware, and uses less memory. I've been using it for a while, until I had to deal with multi-track images again, and had to find out that Virtual CloneDrive does support neither CUE files, nor the MDS/MDF formats. This severely limits its use for me, and I have to look for an alternative again…


Best alternative to Daemon-Tools

Positive Comment by DataBitz
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

Best alternative to Daemon-Tools - free for commercial use (unlike Daemon-Tools)


No problems

Positive Comment by JonM33
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

This program mounts ISO files perfectly. Never had a problem.


I can get it to mount an MDF just fine, but I do see some i ...

Comment by HTL2001
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

I can get it to mount an MDF just fine, but I do see some info suggesting it'd have problems with compressed mdf images. I did have to select "all files" for it to let me choose the image file, and contrary to most other image mounters I did not select the .mds file but instead the mdf file directly (which is consistent with its behavior of bin/cue). I'm guessing though this only works for single-session disks, I do not have any images of multi-session disks to test with.


No mdf/mds support and RMPS emulation.

Comment by teohhanhui
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

It doesn't support mdf/mds and lacks RMPS emulation. Otherwise, Virtual CloneDrive really works better than DaemonTools Lite (more user friendly, doesn't cause performance issues).


Works much better than DT

Positive Comment by HTL2001
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

I'm guessing this has improved greatly since the last comments here, since I've never had a problem with it, and works much better than DT in my opinion


While it doesn't use SPTD, Virtual CloneDrive does not supp ...

Comment by teohhanhui
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

While it doesn't use SPTD, Virtual CloneDrive does not support many image formats which is a big letdown. I hate to see the sheep go.


MagicDisk is better

Negative Comment by Aaron
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

I used this before and it never really worked for me. MagicDisk worked better for what I was doing. I never could get this program to mount the ISOs correctly.


Clonedrive is a great alternative to Daemon Tools.

Positive Comment by Ola
about Virtual CloneDrive Jun 2011

Clonedrive is a great alternative to Daemon Tools. Works in Win 7 also ..