ImgDrive is a free tool which can mount multiple disc images as virtual CD, DVD, HD-DVD or BD drives.
The program works with iso, ccd, cue, isz, mds and nrg images.
Everything is controlled from the program’s system tray icon. This opens with a single drive letter, and you’re able to mount a new image, then access it in Explorer just like any other disc.
If the single drive letter isn’t enough, another system tray menu option reserves up to 7.
By default your mounted images don’t persist across sessions, but turn on the Automount option and they’ll be reloaded whenever Windows starts.
There’s also an “Integration” option, which in theory enables images to be mounted from their Explorer right-click menu.
Unfortunately, this didn’t work for us, but we only tried the package on one test system, so it’s possible that you’ll be luckier.
We found one other issue, with the program’s in-place update system. This reported an available update for us, downloaded and attempted to install it, but displayed an error message when trying to replace its core driver.
This was an annoyance, but not a fatal problem. Once we uninstalled the old version, the new one installed without difficulty.
Overall, ImgDrive needs a little work, as you’d expect for a new package, but it already has enough functionality to be useful and we expect the problems will be addressed soon.
ImgDrive is a free application for Windows 7 and later.