How to open ISO files?
By on December 4th, 2007

Update: Are you new to ISO? We have more resources that will help you deal with ISO files, click here to read them.

An ISO image is an image of files that can be burnt to a CD. If you’ve just downloaded an ISO file, and be able to open the ISO file and edit its contents, before burning it off on a CD, here’s a quick guide telling you how you can open an ISO file.

First, you should know that there are quite a handful of programs that let you open ISO files, but I’m going to talk only about WinRAR here, because it’s a simple tool and just does the job intended.

    • Get your copy of WinRAR from this page, double click on the setup file and the installation proceeds.

Open ISO files

    • During the setup process, WinRAR will ask you to set file associations, make sure that ISO is checked. Click ‘Done’ in the next window.

Open ISO file using WinRAR

  • Now, navigate to the folder where your ISO file is present. Notice that there’s a WinRAR icon indicating the ISO file.
  • Double click to open the ISO file.
  • WinRAR opens and the contents of the file are displayed.


Here are some more resources that will help you deal with ISO files.

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Author: Shankar Ganesh
A 16 year old Techie, High School Student, Blogger and Part Time Freelance Writer from India. He writes about computers and software at Killer Tech Tips

Shankar Ganesh has written and can be contacted at shankar@techie-buzz.com.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002606763794 Hassan Ahmad

    thnx..for guiding

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001103750200 Kenneth Lim

    why I cant see the iso file when I extracted using winrar. its a psp game ,. when extracted its supposed to be there, why I see a bunch of folder containing the image of the game.umd data, ETC? can you help me?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000103595974 Jennifer Evans

      you can mount that .iso file using virtual drive. try one of Daemon tools programs here http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/home

  • http://www.timelessphoto.tk Louie

    7-zip worked on this :)

  • siva

    hey excellent..thank u

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002389979022 Siva Rama Krishna

    excellent

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508503106 Shadi Qunaibi

    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

  • Anand

    Thanks ! It did my job and saved from installing another tool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001918492940 Bharathkumarraju Dasararaju

    good

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000050546431 Shihas Razak

    nver thought it would be so easy.. :) thanks a ton :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001407255252 Bj Obejero Sausal

    tanz evething.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003148766449 Henkie Tankie

    Thankss it helpedd:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003088537022 Devendra Singh Kanyal

    nice……………..

  • AKA

    Thanx alot…

  • tyikk

    ya u;hv clearly described it

  • thanks

    thx veryy much

  • thanks

    thx veryy much

  • Eddie

    Thanks, very insightful. I already used WinRAR! BTW, he’s not 16 any more. This article was from 2007, that means he’s 21 now..

  • Poweruas

    Thanks dude, I’m using WinZip and it worked :)))

  • h3x96

    thank you very much…it’s good

  • sunil

    I can open it with 7zip___thanks

  • darky

    thank you helpful it was..

  • http://cyrelnicolas.blogspot.com SEO Freelance

    Thanks Shankar for this wonderful post. I can now open my downloaded ISO file. Keep it up.

  • Irina

    Thank you very much! I’ve used the option “Mount ISO files as an virtual CD”. Worked as described by you. I cannot do not express my appreciation to you: very usefull article. Thank you again.

  • gnc

    i can open, but cant change the folder name which is in it

  • ftmark

    thanks!

 
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