MagicDisc Creates/Mounts/Unmounts Your Disc Images in Windows

With the increasing popularity of Netbooks, it is no surprise that virtual CD rom software is also getting more popular. Other than Virtual Clone Drive, Magic Disc is another free software that allows you to mount your image files in Windows. The difference is, MagicDisc allows you to create image file (ISO, BIN, IMG etc) as well.

MagicDisc is a free software designed for creating and managing virtual CD drives and CD/DVD discs. It allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD. You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD-ROM. Its ability to create ISO also provides a good way for yo to back up your data in the ISO format and store in different computers.

Other than ISO, MagicDisc also supported the following image extensions: BIN (CDRWin), IMA/IMG (Generic disk images), CIF (Easy CD Creator), NRG (Nero Burning ROM), IMG/CCD (CloneCD), MDF/MDS (Fantom CD), VCD    (Farstone Virtual Drive), VaporCD (Noum Vapor CDROM) and many more other formats.

Installation

Download the MagicDisc here.

Double click the installer to install it. At the time of installation, it will show an error prompt about the device driver. Choose the second option. Choosing the first option will create several problems during your work session later on.

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Mounting of image files

To mount an image file, right click on the magic disc icon at system tray and click on the “Mount” option.

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Browse to the location of the image file that you want to mount and click “Open”. You should be able to see the content in the image file from Windows Explorer now.

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To unmount, simply right click on the MagicDisc icon in the system tray and click “Unmount”.

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Creating CD/DVD Image

Here’s the procedure to create an ISO file from a CD/DVD.

Insert the CD/DVD in the physical CD-ROM.

Right click the MagicDisc icon in the system tray and click “Make CD/DVD Image”.

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Navigate to the location where you want to save the output file.

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MagicDisc will proceed to create an ISO file from the CD/DVD.

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