Mounting Image

Mounting is an operation that makes virtual disc image available for use. If DAEMON Tools Ultra is installed, you can mount images by double-clicking on image file in the explorer. But it is much more convenient to work with images from DAEMON Tools Ultra program.

DAEMON Tools Ultra mounts all popular types of virtual discs. The full list of supported image formats can be found in File Associations. The program also works with ZIP-archives, starting from DAEMON Tools Ultra 2.3. DAEMON Tools Ultra 2.4 and later versions are able to mount password protected ZIP files too (the length of the password is limited by 32 symbols).

To mount image in DAEMON Tools Ultra click Quick Mount button on the main window and choose needed image file in dialog:


Click Open button. DAEMON Tools Ultra will create virtual device automatically, so in a few second an image will be mounted:


Also you can mount image from main menu. Go to the Actions menu and choose Mount... option. Then find needed image in dialog and click Open button:


You can mount image from Image Catalog or Recently Used Images panels by double-clicking on it. Another option is to drag and drop an image file to the panel with devices. Also you can go to the image's contextual menu and choose Mount Image option:


You can mount image, using DAEMON Tools Gadget. Click Gadjet icon icon and choose needed image from the Open dialog. Also you can mount image from DAEMON Tools Ultra Agent.

And finally you can mount image using Ctrl+M hotkey or just drag and drop image file from the explorer.

Watch, how it feels to mount images from DAEMON Tools Ultra in our video guide.

Note: If image is protected, you won't be able to mount it without entering password.

Advanced mounting

Mount in Advanced mode option is available from Action menu, image's contextual menu in Image Catalog and Recently Used Images panels or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+M key. It allows choosing the interface of devices (IDE or SCSI). To mount an image, follow these simple steps:


  1. Choose the path and the name of the image. Use Browse button to simplify this process.
  2. Define the Drive letter - the identifier for the virtual drive.
  3. Click Next button to continue the mounting or Home button to return to the main page.
  4. Mounting

  5. Choose the interface of virtual devices. Standard emulation is similar to the usual mounting. Steps 7 and 8 are available only for SCSI or IDE devices.
  6. Choose the DVD Region for protected image, if it is needed.
  7. Instead of drive letter, you can choose Mount Point. In this case you will need to define the folder, which the image will be mounted to. This folder needs to be empty with NTFS file system. Use Browse button to simplify this process.
  8. Attaching option allows connecting the virtual drive to the physical one, so the mounted image looks like the real disc that was put into this physical drive.
  9. If the Auto insert notification option is checked, the system will get a message about thes new disc, when your image will be mounted.
  10. Click Mount button to start mounting or Back button to check the previous settings.


You can unmount image from the main program's window. Move cursor on the mounted image and click Close icon or press mouse scroll wheel.


You can unmount all devices together from main menu. Go to the Actions menu and choose Unmount All option or simply press Ctrl+Alt+U key:


Also you can unmount all devices, using DAEMON Tools Gadget. Click Gadjet icon icon and confirm your decision in the dialog. You can unmount all or several devices from DAEMON Tools Ultra Agent as well.