Today’s tutorial will help you bring back mount ISO image files and open with Windows explorer options in context menu. This tutorial has been made for Windows 10 users to solve mount ISO missing in Windows 10.
Windows 10 comes with a built in utility for ISO images mounting, extraction and other purposes.
You don’t need to mount ISO images to a virtual drive. All you have to do is double click on an ISO file to open or use ISO images.
When Does The Problem Arise?
Everything goes well but the problem arises, When WinRar, 7Zip, PowerISO and other third party programs are installed on Windows 10 and You change default utility to third party programs.
Technically, To use Windows 10 built in ISO mounter, We need to open ISO image files with Windows Explorer.
After installing or uninstalling third party programs, When You try to open ISO image files with Windows 10 built in ISO mounter, You don’t find mount or Windows Explorer options in context menu.
Mount and open with Windows Explorer both options go missing from context menu. Windows 10 default apps option also does not work.
There are plenty of tutorials on the internet to fix this problem. Although These all are for old builds of Windows 10. But We’ve managed to find two solutions that works.
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Two Working Solutions
The first option is using PowerShell while the second option is registry fix to restore the default file type associations.
Use PowerShell To Fix Mount Missing In Context Menu
Press Windows and R keys together to launch Run command.
Type PowerShell and hit Enter to launch PowerShell.
Write this command.
Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath “C:\ABC.ISO”.
Please replace C:\ABC.ISO with location and filename. You can also drag and drop ISO image file to get file location.
PowerShell has mounted ISO file to virtual DVD drive. PowerShell can also be used to dis-mount the ISO image file.
To dismount, Write
Dismount-DiskImage -ImagePath “C:\ABC.ISO”.
Please Don’t forget to replace C:\ABC.ISO with location. You can also drag and drop ISO image file to get file location and filename.
The mounted ISO image file has been dis-mounted.
If you don’t like to use PowerShell to mount ISO images to a virtual drive and want an easy way then You can use a registry file to bring back built in utility.
All you have to do is download a registry file from here.
After download, Extract downloaded file with WinRar or 7zip.
After having extracted, Double click on it.
Now Try to mount an ISO image file. This should bring back mount and open with Windows Explorer.
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