We’ll learn how to mount and unmount ISO and IMG images on Windows 11 in this article. ISO files images can be mounted in File Explorer in Windows. When you mount an .ISO or .IMG file, it appears in File Explorer > This PC as a CD/DVD drive.
As the use of optical discs declines, ISO files and IMG images have become a popular method of transferring large files. ISO images are typically large files that are used to package operating system files as well as software for installation, as well as to distribute backup copies.
Many new features and a new user desktop are included in Windows 11, including a centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corner windows, themes, and colors that make any computer look and feel modern. Follow the steps below to begin mounting or unmounting ISO images on Windows 11.
How to mount ISO and IMG images on Windows 11
To mount an ISO image, simply open it in File Explorer. Click or select the ISO file once File Explorer is open. Then, from the toolbar menu, select the Mount command.
When you click the Mount command, Windows will mount the ISO image as a CD/DVD drive in File Explorer > This PC, depending on the size of the ISO image and the speed of your computer.
The content of the ISO image mounted as a CD/DVD will then be visible.
On Windows 11, you can mount ISO images by right-clicking the file and selecting Mount from the context menu, as shown below.
How to unmount ISO and IMG images on Windows 11
When you mount an ISO or IMG image on Windows 11, it appears as a CD/DVD. ISO images are unmounted in the same way that CD/DVDs are unmounted on Windows by ejecting.
Select the mounted image drive in File Explorer. Then, from the toolbar menu, select Eject to unmount.
You can also select the Eject command from the context menu by right-clicking on the mounted image, as shown below.