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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 recently, and am looking to burn some .iso files. In Windows 7, there was a default program that I could use. I have dug around a bit, but cannot find one in Windows 10 so far. Although, a bunch of search functionality seems to be disabled on my machine, so I may just be searching incorrectly.

Is there a disc image burning program bundled in Windows 10 like there was in Windows 7?

Image of what I see:Explorer

  • This has been a feature of Windows since Windows XP. You have been able mount .ISO since Windows 8.0 – Ramhound Aug 11 '15 at 13:43
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If you single click an ISO file using File Explorer "Disk Image Tools/Manage" shows up in the ribbon (much like MS office 2007 and later). If you click on "Manage" two options should appear below. Selecting "Burn" will give you the tool that you are looking for.

You should also be able to right click the file and select "Burn disc image" in the menu.

Example

If you have a program like VCD associated with ISO files the options above will not show up.

Supplementary trick: to restore the tab showing up in the ribbon, you do not need to un-install anything: just reassociate .ISO with Explorer (right-click on any .ISO, Open with... submenu, select File Explorer and check the Always use... box; you can do the same thing with the Associate control panel).

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    I don't seem to have a Manage tab, just File|Home|Share|View. When I right click on it, there is also no option to burn. I've added a link to what I see in the OP. – Zymus Aug 11 '15 at 6:15
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    I have the Pro version. I had W7 Professional before the upgrade as well. – Zymus Aug 11 '15 at 6:20
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    Shot in the dark here but it could be the association with virtual clone drive that is causing the options I mentioned not to show up. – Solitz Aug 11 '15 at 6:26
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    Supplementary trick: to restore the tab showing up in the ribbon, you do not need to un-install anything: just reassociate .ISO with Explorer (right-click on any .ISO, Open with... submenu, select File Explorer and check the Always use... box; you can do the same thing with the Associate control panel). So +1 for @Solitz which aimed pretty well in the dark! – AntoineL Sep 23 '15 at 9:29
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    +1 for sorting out the file association issue. I hate to think how many people have purchased disc burning software due to this. – david25272 Oct 28 '15 at 22:57
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For others, who don't have the "Manage" tab in Explorer, use "Open With" -> "Other application" -> select "c:\windows\system32\isoburn.exe"

  • This suggestion did not work in my system. Probably, some privilege problem or something else. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Dec 25 '15 at 11:47
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    Wow, thanks a lot, man. I can't believe how MS hides this feature. Why on earth is it not accessible via the right-mouse click menu? – Steve Broberg Jun 4 '16 at 17:00
  • This saved my bacon, I wasn't getting the manage option. Thanks a ton!!! – Justin Aug 18 '17 at 23:43
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    This didn't work but I was able to run it from cmd prompt instead and pass in the name of the file – Joe Phillips Jan 17 '18 at 0:07
  • This worked for me on Win 10 Home upgraded from Win 7, where the accepted answer did not. Cheers! – beercohol Oct 6 '18 at 17:21
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I'm not sitting at a W10 machine, but the way I did it in W8.1 was:

Right-click -> Open with -> Windows Explorer

Then I selected all the files (CTRL+A)

Share ribbon -> Burn to disc
  • That option didn't show up under share. – Zymus Aug 11 '15 at 6:29
  • What about Send To -> Disk drive? – Christian B Aug 11 '15 at 6:35
  • Nope, stopped at Desktop. It was the VCD association that wasn't allowing anything to show up. I removed it, and everything works now. – Zymus Aug 11 '15 at 6:37
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    -1 ... What about bootable iso files? – kv1dr Oct 24 '15 at 17:05

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