Rather than risk damage to the disc, you burn an image of it and access that instead. With Daemon Tools, users can create and manage disc images of physical media. These "virtual discs" are accessed directly from your hard drive and run as if mounted on a standard disc drive. Daemon Tools is invaluabe for those who do not have a disc drive or who want to emulate more drives on their computers.
The program can emulate all kinds of DVD, CD, and Blu-ray media, creating image files that are stored on a hard drive just like any other file format. The user can select one of these files, typically created as an ISO or MDS format, and easily mount it as a virtual drive with this handy disc utility. They can then unmount the file when finished.
You can keep an entire library of commonly used disc images on a hard drive as long as your hard drive has ample free space. While creating and mounting images of physical media is the primary function of the tool, there are a number of advanced features that can be accessed to edit and organize images.
The next best option is an open-source alternative in the form of WinCDEmu, which works with several file formats and enables you to run unlimited virtual drives at the same time. Virtual CloneDrive is also an option, which supports up to 15 virtual drives at once. DT is simple to use , has a beautiful interface, and does what it promises to do. Even with the issues it faced, it is still one of the most reliable, loved services out there. Plus, its flexibility and affordability make it work for almost everybody.
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Grab discs Set advanced options while creating images from discs. Create data images Make a custom image from files and folders. Use a RAM disk A part of random-access memory formatted as a storage. Try a TrueCrypt file To keep sensitive data protected. Burn images Burn a selected image to the optical disc. Copy discs Copy all data and partition info of one physical disc to another.
No fuss, no muss! When you mount a disc image, you can explore the contents of that virtual disc or run any program which it contains, but without the hassle of dealing with an actual physical medium. Daemon Tools Lite allows you to pony up as many as 4 virtual drives at a time. Just assign each of them a unique letter, upload the disc image to it, and dive into the goodies they have to offer. This makes the program one of the best virtual device emulators on the market. Latest version 5. Notes The lite version is free for personal use.