Nero ImageDrive Alternatives

    Nero ImageDrive is described as 'was a virtual drive utility that allows mounting various disk image files. The drive looked and behaved like an actual drive and allowed you to open and view files and programs' and is an app in the CD/DVD Tools category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nero ImageDrive for Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is WinCDEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nero ImageDrive are DAEMON Tools (Freemium), UltraISO (Paid), ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver (Free, Open Source) and Alcohol (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

    1. WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.
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      JohnDN Is very similar and supports the nrg format, there is also a small portable version that doesn't require an install and mounts many images, infact I would say this software is better than the Nero version.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    2. DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, *.mds/*.

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      Lite installer contains ads.

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    3. CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO also handles DVD image files. If you need to know how to make a CD image or need to edit an ISO image file, UltraISO is the tool you need.
    4. 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 disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs a console-mode control program called imdisk.
    5. 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 CDs as images on your computer, so you can call them up at the click of a button.

      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.



    6. 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 these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN.

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      The installer contains ads. Be careful during the installation: Forum

    7. This all-in-one package includes the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver and several tools and interfaces to mount many formats of image files and make a RamDisk available at Windows startup.
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    8. 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 Penz.
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    9. AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images.

      Discontinued

      The latest update on SourceForge was on 2013-10-25.

    10. 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 then analyze the disk image file with PassMark OSForensics by using the mounted volume's drive letter.
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