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    Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel Alternatives

    Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel is described as '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' and is a ISO Mounting Tool in the CD/DVD Tools category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows, Linux, BSD, PortableApps.com and Mac. The best alternative is WinCDEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel are DAEMON Tools (Freemium), Virtual CloneDrive (Free), UltraISO (Paid) and Alcohol (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 13, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    This free program for lets you create a virtual CD drive on your hard disk. The "32k" program load ISO Images...
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    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.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 4.1, released on September 29, 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub

    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/*.

      Bundleware

      Lite installer contains ads.



    3. Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .
    4. 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.
    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.

      Bundleware

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

    7. 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 back, as well as make ISO file from DVD/CD-ROM or hard disk, and handle bootable information at meanwhile.

      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.

    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.
    9. AcetoneISO, is a feature-rich and complete software application to manage CD/DVD images.
    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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