Advice 1: How to create a virtual drive on the computer

For many, computer games or some programs a mandatory condition is the availability of disk with the game in the drive. This leads to a wear device, unnecessary noise from the computer and, in General, is not very convenient. The problem is solved by creating a virtual disk in the system. For the same games downloaded from the Internet, the only way to install often - mounting disk image. We will see how to create such a drive.
How to create a virtual drive on the computer
You will need
  • Program to work with disk images.
Instruction
1
Download software for working with disk images. This can be a paid or free tool. Among the free recognized leader Daemon Tools Lite. Of the paid counterparts you can recommend Alcohol 120%, in addition to reading the disk image, it can create them and record to disk. For download use checked sources, or the official website of the developer.
2
Start by double-clicking the setup file, answer the questions in the setup wizard by pressing "Next" and "finish". During the installation process you will need to reboot, so save and close any important data and documents. Open the main module the downloaded program to do this, start by double-clicking the icon on your desktop. Or you can press the button "start" - > All programs -> Daemon Tools. The result is the same.
3
A window will appear with the title Mount''n Drive Manager. In its lower part, press the right mouse button on free space and select "Add SCSI virtual drive". Another way is to click the right mouse button on the program icon in the system tray near the clock. Steps are the same, just pick a line written above the team.
4
A message will appear about creating a virtual drive. Wait until it disappears.
Open "My computer" and check the list of drives. You should see a new item in this list. For example, if you used to have the letters "C:, D:, E:", then after it should be, for example, C:, D:, E:, F:".
5
Now you have in the computer has a virtual drive. It works with almost all types of disk images, and is integrated into the operating system. You only have to double click on the file to automatically download and mount. In some cases, can be useful for two or more virtual drive at the same time. If your case is this — repeat the steps from step 3. You can create about 20 drives with this program.

Advice 2 : How to mount on a virtual drive

A huge amount of information in the network distributed in the form of CD images. These include exact copies of a physical CD. All their difference consists only in the fact that the driveused to read them, is not physical but virtual and it is not in the computer, and installs a separate utility on your computer.
How to mount on a virtual drive
You will need
  • utility "Alcohol 120%"
Instruction
1
One of the most common utilities that enable the creation of virtual drive in the system are the "Alcohol 120%" and "Daemon Tools". With both programs you can work by analogy.
Install and run the utility "Alcohol 120%". This can be done either by double-clicking the program icon on the desktop or finding it in the programs list using the start menu".
2
Search for the desired image file. To do this in the horizontal menu bar, click first on "tools" and then in the popup list, select "Search for image files". In the search window you must specify the path to the location of the image. Then click on the "Search" button. The window displays all found images. Find in this list as desired and click the left mouse button. Then select "Add selected files to Alcohol 120%".
This same search can be run using "Ctrl+F".
3
Close the search window images.
4
Mount the image on a virtual drive.
After performing the second step, the main window of the utility has changed a bit – in the list on the right side of the program display your image file. Click on the name of this image with the left mouse button and in context menu select "Mount on device".
Now the image is mounted on virtual drive. Can work with it as with an ordinary CD.
Useful advice
There are more compact and easy to use program to create virtual drive. It's called "UltraISO". Running the program, you will see a window with the directory in which you have to select a folder with existing file. After you click on it with the mouse, all the contents of this file will appear in another window. Then you need in the menu bar click "Tools" and choose "Mount virtual drive". The same can be made by pressing "F6". In the opened window, click on the label "Mount". After that, the image file will be mounted.

Advice 3 : How to use virtual disk

Probably not users who have never heard the term "Virtual disk". Now many of the files covered in the virtual disk format. It is a simple copy of the physical media. You can also create images with different files.
How to use virtual disk
You will need
  • program Alcohol 120%;
  • - clean the disc.
Instruction
1
There are quite a few different formats of virtual disks. The most common of them is an ISO and MDS. Know all of them done is not necessary. Any program to work with virtual disks supports almost all formats.
2
First you need to install a program which will work with virtual disks. One of the most convenient and popular programme called Alcohol 120%. You can download it from the Internet and install it on your computer. After installation, restart your PC.
3
Run the program. After the first run it will create a virtual drive. It will take some time. The default is to create one virtual drive. But, if necessary, their number can be increased.
4
Often the program is used to open the virtual disks. To do this, in main menu click on "Search images." Select the hard disk partition which contains the virtual disks. After the program will find images, add them to a menu of Alcohol. Now you will see that the list of images displayed in the right window of the program.
5
Click on the desired virtual media right-click. On the shortcut menu, select "Mount". After a few seconds the disk image will be mounted on a virtual drive. Go to "My computer". There you will see that in the list of devices there is another drive. You can now view the contents of the virtual disk.
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If you need to write the image to a physical disk, it is possible to do so. Insert a blank disc into the drive of the computer. In the program menu, select "Record CD/DVD from image". Then specify the path to the virtual disk that you want to record. Click "Next". In the next window, select the check box beside the line "Record" and press "Start". Will start the write procedure of the disc. When the procedure is complete simply eject the disc from the drive tray.
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