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:
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:
Choose the path and the name of the image. Use Browse button to simplify this process.
Define the Drive letter - the identifier for the virtual drive.
Click Next button to continue the mounting or Home button to return to the main page.
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.
Choose the DVD Region for protected image, if it is needed.
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.
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.
If the Auto insert notification option is checked, the system will get a message about thes new disc, when your image will be mounted.
Click Mount button to start mounting or Back button to check the previous settings.