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I just upgraded from Windows 7. I hear that Windows 8 has native mounting. However, when I right-click the .ISO file, there is no mount option. I really need to do this, because I got a message that MagicISO is not compatible with Windows 8.

How do I mount it?

Pop-up menu without option to Mount:

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I also hear that there is a mount button in the ribbon, but I can't find that either.

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It doesn't work if the file association of the .ISO file is not Windows Explorer. Because you upgraded with MagicISO associated, it suppresses the Mount buttons.

  1. Simply right-click, and select properties in the menu.
  2. Under Opens with, select Change to change the file association:

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  3. Then select Windows Explorer:

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(if you can't see Windows Explorer, you can find it at %windir%\explorer.exe)

Now both methods should work:

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Source: Yahoo answer

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MagicIso? you mean WinRar? Installing Winrar usually sets the iso file association as shown in the screenshot the OP posted, –  Moab Nov 1 '12 at 4:47
    
I am the OP. I installed both WinRar and MagicISO. –  ronalchn Nov 1 '12 at 4:59
    
@ronalchn - Do you have to select File Explorer or Windows Explorer you should clarify because your screenshot doesn't match your description. –  Ramhound Nov 29 '12 at 14:09
    
you will not have both on your computer. Windows Explorer was renamed File Explorer in Windows 8. The screenshot might be showing Windows Explorer because I upgraded from Windows 7 (and maybe they missed renaming it there). –  ronalchn Nov 29 '12 at 23:36
    
A Windows 8 clean install matches your screenshots, so the text should be changed to match to avoid confusion. –  Cylindric Jul 26 '13 at 13:58

If you are looking to access the files inside the .iso file, what I just do is double click it and it will automatically mount it, giving you access to the files inside the .iso. (Might have been a bit redundant on this answer)

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it doesn't work if the file association is wrong, because it would try to open it with MagicISO, which as mentioned stopped working in Windows 8 –  ronalchn Nov 1 '12 at 4:03

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