Alternatives to Virtual CloneDrive for all platforms with any license

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  • DAEMON Tools icon

    DAEMON Tools

    DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware Lite installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    PowerISO

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

    Commercial Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    Alcohol

    Alcohol is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. In addition, the program lets you store your most used...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The free version of Alcohol 52% contains an optional adware toolbar bundled. It also installs Smart File Advisor without allowing you to uncheck this option during setup.
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    MagicISO

    MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files, and it can convert bin to iso and...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.5(build 281), released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    AcetoneISO

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

    Open Source Linux

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    CDemu

    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 project, which was started by Robert...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    TotalMounter

    TotalMounter is only free software that allows user to mount virtual CD/DVD burner that is allowing to directly burn data onto an ISO file, not to an optical disk (such...

    Freemium Windows

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    Furius ISO Mount

    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, BIN, MDF and NRG Image management...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.11.3.1, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Softpedia
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    BlindWrite

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

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 7.0.0.0, released in January 2013, can be still downloded from the official website.

Virtual CloneDrive Comments

No cuesheet support

about Virtual CloneDrive and DAEMON Tools · ·

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…

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about Virtual CloneDrive · ·

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

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No problems

about Virtual CloneDrive · ·

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

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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.

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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).

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Works much better than DT

about Virtual CloneDrive · ·

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

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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.

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MagicDisk is better

about Virtual CloneDrive · ·

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.

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about Virtual CloneDrive · ·

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

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