Saturday, June 11, 2016

What is the difference between MOUNT and BURN as related to ISO files?

Mount operation creates a directory on the computer which you can treat it as a drive on your computer and access the files therein.

If you want a quick check the contents of the ISO file you would use MOUNT. If you want to create a copy to keep use BURN. A mounted ISO file can be 'unmounted' by choosing to eject as you would eject a regular DVD Drive.


Burn operation requires you to transfer contents in the .ISO file to be transferred to a DVD which you can then use to install or otherwise, use programs on the DVD. This DVD is for you to Keep.

Windows 10 has the both options to work with an .ISO image file. To find what they are right click the image file to show a drop-down menu.


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