ImgDrive Help


  1. What is ImgDrive?
  2. Using ImgDrive
    1. Mount a Image
    2. Mount a Folder
    3. Create a Data Image
    4. Grab a Disc
  3. Settings Reference
  4. Command Line Reference
  5. Shortcuts

What is ImgDrive?

ImgDrive is a CD/DVD/BD emulator - a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer.

If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, ImgDrive is the easiest way to do it.


* One-click mounting of ISO, CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, ISZ images
* Runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions from 2000 to Windows 10
* Mount APE, FLAC, M4A, WAV, WavPack, TTA file as AUDIO CD (16-bit/44.1kHz)
* Mount a folder as DVD/BD
* Does not require rebooting after installation
* Use CD/DVD/BD images directly at 200X speed without the actual CD/DVD/BD
* Support up to 7 virtual drives at the same time
* Support multi session disc image (CCD/MDS/NRG)
* ImgDrive is freeware, you may use it at no cost
* A special portable version is available
* Translated to more than 10 languages

Using ImgDrive

Mount a Image

There are many ways to mount an image file:

1. Double click directly or right click the image file

2. Click ImgDrive icon in system tray

3. Right click the drive in Windows Explorer

4. Double click or right click listview item in ImgDrive main window

5. Drag a image file to ImgDrive main window

Mount a Folder

ImgDrive supports mount a folder as a DVD/BD drive.

When you need to access some contents as a disc, but don't want to waste many time to create a data image, you can use this feature.

Some commercial Blu-ray players may don't allow to play Blu-ray movie in folder, so use this feature can make players happy.

Create a Data Image

UDF 2.50: check this option if you want to use UDF 2.50 as file system, Blu-ray disc use UDF 2.50. If this option is unchecked, then UDF 1.02 will be used.

By default, the folder name will be used as Volume Name.

Grab a Disc

Settings Reference


Start ImgDrive with Windows: Check this option if you want to ImgDrive start with Windows, or if you want to use "Automount last image" feature.

Show ImgDrie in system tray: Check this option if you want to ImgDrive show in system tray.

Check for updates automatically: Check this option if you want to ImgDrive check for updates every 7 days.

Virtual Drive

Hide unmounted drives: if this is checked, will hide the unmounted drive in Windows Explorer.

Change ImgDrive drive icons: this will change ImgDrive drive icons in Windows Explorer.

Automount last image: this will automatic mount last images after reboot computer. The "Start ImgDrive with Windows" must be checked to use this feature.


Integrate into shell: if this is checked, ImgDrive will register a shell extension(imgdrive.dll), then you can right click on .iso/.mds/.cue... to mount.

Command Line

mount: ImgDrive.exe -m:X image_file_path
unmount: ImgDrive.exe -u:X

// mount to the first available drive
ImgDrive.exe -m image_file_path

// unmount all
ImgDrive.exe -u
replace X with a drive letter (A-Z) or a unit number (0-6)

For example:
// Mount d:\tst.iso to the first unit
ImgDrive.exe -m:0 d:\tst.iso

// Mount d:\tst.iso to drive E
ImgDrive.exe -m:e d:\tst.iso

// Unmount the first unit
ImgDrive.exe -u:0

// Unmount drive E
ImgDrive.exe -u:e


Insert or Ctrl+MMount Image...
Delete or Ctrl+UUnmount
Ctrl+FMount Folder...
Ctrl+Delete or Ctrl+Alt+UUnmount All Drives
Ctrl+C or Ctrl+NCreate ISO Image