Title says it all. I am looking for some software that will allow me to mount a floppy disk image (*.img) as a virtual floppy drive...similar I suppose to mounting an ISO image to a virtual optical drive.

I have tried a few things but nothing seems to work.

Edit: I am using Windows 98 (...old, I know!)

  • Finding software that'll still work in Win98 still may be a lot harder than you think. try getting that img file loaded on a real floppy first, then get an old floppy drive, or usb floppy or something. What exactly are you trying to do?
    – MDT Guy
    Jan 19, 2013 at 0:23
  • @MDTGuy, got some old disk images of things like Microsoft QuickC which I want to install, without having to load 12 images to disk Jan 19, 2013 at 14:28

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I have used Virtual Floppy Drive in the past. Im fairly certain it supports .img files.

  • Thanks, but does not work with Win9x, however my machine dual boots with Win2k so using that Jan 19, 2013 at 14:26
  • I was using it when I was working on Windows XP and 7. But I get BSOD in Windows 8...
    – Jet
    Apr 6, 2013 at 18:41

Try FileDisk (also comes bundled with WinImage):

FileDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows that uses one or more files to emulate physical disks. A console application is included that let you dynamically mount and unmount files. An example of use for this driver is if you have made plans spending the weekend writing a RAID driver for NT but find you are short of disks. FileDisk can also use CD/DVD images.

FileDisk will use sparse files as disk images if the underlying file system supports it. A sparse file is a file where suficiently large blocks of zeros aren't allocated disk space. To see how much disk space a file actually uses right click on the file and choose Properties. If you for example create a sparse file of 4GB, mount it in FileDisk and format it to NTFS, it will only take up 24MB on disk but look like a normal disk of 4GB. When you copy files to it the used disk space will automatically increase.


filedisk /mount  <devicenumber> <filename> [size[k|M|G] | /ro | /cd] <drive:>
filedisk /umount <drive:>
filedisk /status <drive:>

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