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Mount local disk image files in Windows

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by Korben, on
OSFMount – Mounting all your disk image files: If you keep snatching disk images from the Net in ISO, BIN, DD, IMG, NRG, VMDK etc. formats, there is a small program that lets you mount them in Windows. The name of this program? OSFMount! Mounting an image in Windows, it means opening it as if it was a disk drive (USB, DVD etc.). OSFMount is very easy to use and I must say that the number of supported formats pleasantly surprised me. The table below is a summary of what you can do with OSFMount depending on the original file format. OSFMount mainly offers you to mount these disk images directly into your computer RAM. This asset will let you benefit of a higher download/upload speed. Although it was originally created to use in computer forensics, OSFMount is the perfect tool for managing your disk images, and I highly recommend it!


OSFMount allows you to mount local disk image files (bit-for-bit copies of a disk partition) in Windows with a drive letter. You can then analyze the disk image file with PassMark OSForensics™ by using the mounted volume's drive letter. By default, the image files are mounted as read only so that the original image files are not altered.

OSFMount also supports the creation of RAM disks, basically a disk mounted into RAM. This generally has a large speed benefit over using a hard disk. As such this is useful with applications requiring high speed disk access, such a database applications, games (such as game cache files) and browsers (cache files). A second benefit is security, as the disk contents are not stored on a physical hard disk (but rather in RAM) and on system shutdown the disk contents are not persistent.

OSFMount supports mounting images of CDs, which can be useful when a particular CD is used often and the speed of access is important.


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