ImgDrive 1.9.2.2 released

2022-09-21

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  Added ID and SCSI column
  Added show drive location and drive letter in properties dialog
  Removed the ugly focus rectangle on drive list view
  Fixed invoke hotkeys when configuring them
  Added save drive list column layout
  Update language files

You can drag and drop columns to change the display order

Right click the column to show/hide the specified column

Show drive location and drive letter in properties dialog

We are working on a virtual burner feature, support DVD/BD burning first.

In addition, we will add "Eject unmounts image file" feature in future, which is consistent with the Eject behavior of Windows 10's built-in ISO feature.

ImgDrive 1.9.2.1 released

2022-09-19

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  Load the selected image file to the corresponding drive via hotkeys
  Updated language files

For example, we set ctrl+F2 hotkeys to mount files to drive 2:

Select an image file in Windows Explorer and press Ctrl+F2 to load the file to drive 2.

If no file is selected, the Open File dialog box will pop up.

 

ImgDrive 1.9.2 released

2022-09-17

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  Added hotkey settings
  Added shortcut settings
  Fixed the destination file cannot be saved when "Create Image"
  Fixed the Edit control cannot display too long text
  Removed virtual drive name customization
  Increase the maximum number of drives to 9
  Added install a 32-bit shell extension on a 64-bit system
  Changed the drive IO, the 32-bit ImgDrive can also run on 64-bit systems
  Updated driver version to 1.9.2
  Some minor changes and improvements

ImgDrive 1.9.2 added a shortcut setting function, shortcut keys can only be used when ImgDrive is the current active window, each command can set two shortcut keys.

Global hotkeys differ from shortcut keys in that they can be used regardless of the current window as long as ImgDrive is running. This function can realize the function of the drive cabinet, press a hotkey, you can load the image to the corresponding drive.

Finally, is anyone using the arm64 version of Windows? If necessary, we are ready to make the arm64 version of ImgDrive

ImgDrive 1.9.1 released

2022-09-09

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  Drop support for XP and 2003 Server
  Fixed unable to install driver in some cases
  Fixed cannot read track information
  Added Bulgarian translation

Starting in 2021, SHA1-based code signing certificates will no longer be issued, and we won't be able to code sign for imgdrive.sys for Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server. If don't sign, the system can't load the ImgDrive driver (it seems that the PNP driver is more special, and other drivers can load without a signature). XP and 2003 releases have been around for more than 20 years, and there are very few download users, so we don't plan to continue to support these two systems, if you want to use ImgDrive on XP and 2003, you can install ImgDrive 1.8.7, which is the last version that supports XP and 2003.

Microsoft's code signing is now becoming more and more complex, all in all, for ImgDrive, a storport-based PNP driver, if you want to support all systems after Windows 7, you need to:
1. Buy an expensive EV code signing certificate (DigiCert 699 USD/year), in order to apply for this EV code certificate, you need all kinds of strange materials, why not Microsoft copies the Apple Developer Program (99 USB/year + D&B D-U-N-S , do not need vampire-like code certificate authorities)
2. For Windows 10 signed with an EV code signing certificate, submit to Microsoft WHCP for signature
    For Windows 8, to load the PNP driver smoothly, you need to do WHQL, and you need to deploy test machines for each system and platform, which is time-consuming
    For Windows 7, it is possible to load a driver with a WHCP signature, but a red warning dialog box will pop up during installation

Currently v1.9.0 version of ImgDrive only supports Windows 10/11/7. Windows 8 will do HCK certification later, and future versions will try to support Windows systems released after Windows 7.

The short-term development plans that follow, in order of priority:
1. Focus on improving the driver code, adding support for multi-file CUE
2. HCK and HKL certification (need more than a dozen test machines to deploy each version of x86/x64 Windows)
3. MacOS and Linux versions of ImgDrive, this is still in the research stage, if release these two platform versions in the future, do not pay extra, once purchased can be used on all platforms. Buy Early, Enjoy Early :)

ImgDrive 1.8.7 released

2022-09-04

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  Fixed cannot load CD-Text in NRG images
  Added digitally sign the setup package
  Highlights the menu item: "Open ImgDrive"

ImgDrive 1.8.6 released

2022-08-23

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  Remove apply button from settings dialog
  Fixed the status of "Hide Unmounted Drives" was inconsistent in some cases
  Rename 'Hide Unmounted Drives' to 'Hide Empty Drives'
  Added drive type and size column
  Added option to show/hide Other DVD/CD-ROM Drives
  Removed option shortcut: Ctrl+S
  Fixed Ctrl+O shortcut not working

ImgDrive 1.8.5.3 beta released

2022-08-21

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  Removed option shortcut: Ctrl+S
  Fixed Ctrl+O shortcut not working

ImgDrive 1.8.5.2 beta released

2022-08-19

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  Remove apply button from settings dialog
  Fixed the status of "Hide Unmounted Drives" was inconsistent in some cases (thanks Fred)
  Rename 'Hide Unmounted Drives' to 'Hide Empty Drives'
  Added drive type and size column
  Added option to show/hide Other DVD/CD-ROM Drives

ImgDrive 1.8.5 released

2022-08-15

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  Added UIF (MagicISO) image file support
  Fixed shortcuts not displaying properly on Windows XP
  Add support for loading translation files in UTF-8 without BOM
  Some minor changes and improvements

MagicISO is no longer maintained since 2010. The latest version is v5.5. Since this format is so rare, ImgDrive does not intend to natively support this format, but instead converts the image file to ISO/NRG and then loads the converted file. If there is password protection, you need to enter the correct password before you can convert.

The UIF format supports block compression using zlib algorithm, and also supports encrypting image files (passwords up to 31 characters, DES algorithm)

ImgDrive 1.8.4 released

2022-07-30

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  Fixed launch an unelevated process after installation
  Fixed cannot change drive letter from Z:
  Added click eject to unmount Microsoft virtual disc drives
  Improved force mount if the image file size is not integer multiple of sector size
  Update language files

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