How to mount or unmount ISO images using File Explorer

There are a number of ways to work with an ISO file using File Explorer. However, the easiest way to mount an ISO image is by double-clicking the file.


You can also right-click the .iso file and click the Mount option.



Alternatively, you can open File Explorer, select the .iso file, and from the Managetab, click the Mount button.



Once you mounted the file, you'll notice that Windows 10 will create a virtual disc drive that you can use to access its content from the left pane.



It's possible for third-party tools to configure themselves as the default application to open certain files, including ISO images. If this is the case, you won't see an option to mount images on Windows 10. However, you can still right-click, select Open with, and click Windows Explorer to mount the ISO.

Once you're done working with the image, you can quickly unmount the file by right-clicking the virtual drive under This PC in File Explorer and selecting the Eject option.