After a complete HDD re-format and clean OS install today (Win7) I stumbled upon WinCDEmu, a completely free and open-source CD/DVD emulator. I have used Daemon Tools Lite in the past, however WinCDEmu stood out for the following reasons…
- Automatically associates with .iso files (and alike)
- Disc images can be mounted directly from explorer by double clicking the image file
- Disc images can be created directly from explorer
- Completely free and open-source, no hidden nasties
- Portable version available
- Doesn’t require a reboot!