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Ever since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I have been unable to mount ISO disk images over a network. When I try, I get the error "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file."

I didn't have this problem before upgrading to Windows 8.1. The network files are on a Mac, if that matters, running Mac OS X Mavericks (released a few days ago), although I assume that this is not related.

  • If you copy one of the troublesome ISOs to the Windows PC, can it mount it then? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 29 '13 at 5:14
  • Yes, it mounts if I copy it to the local PC. But of course, I'd rather have it as it was before, and be able to mount it over the network. – Gary Oct 29 '13 at 5:15
  • I've also noticed that I can't view large video files over a network in VLC, when I was able to before. So perhaps this is a broader problem than I thought, and is related to how Windows 8.1 handles loading large files over a network. Because I can read small text files just fine over a network. – Gary Oct 29 '13 at 5:57
  • Could it be that the problem is actually in Mavericks, not Windows 8.1? – nitro2k01 Oct 29 '13 at 6:23
  • Any possibility of mapping the network location as a drive? – tumchaaditya Oct 29 '13 at 6:34
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Assuming that the problem isn't actually related to accessing large files in general (which you are suggesting in a comment above) you might want to try ImDisk. ImDisk is a small and lightweight utility for mounting disk images, including CD/DVD as well as HDD images. It might have better luck mounting the image than Windows' own mounting tool.

  • I can confirm that I've mounted .iso successfully from the network disk with ImDisk. – Pavel Alexeev Nov 29 '15 at 22:48
  • I can confirm too from the network or an other mounted image. – Fabien Sa Jan 29 '17 at 14:14

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