How do you open ISO files?


Quick Answer

Download and install PowerISO to open an ISO file. You can also use the native ISO mounting software on Mac and Windows 8 computers if you do not want to download a third-party application. Just right-click the ISO, and mount the file with the Mac or Windows 8 software.

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  1. Download and install PowerISO

    Open your Web browser, and navigate to the PowerISO website. Download PowerISO to your computer, and run the installer. Follow the on-screen dialog boxes for instructions on installing PowerISO to the correct directory. You can also choose a custom installation for more control over the process.

  2. Open PowerISO

    Double-click the PowerISO icon to launch the program. PowerISO is free to use but prompts you to purchase the program after 30 days. However, you can still use the program freely by closing the purchase window.

  3. Open the ISO file

    With PowerISO open, click the Open button on the toolbar, and navigate to the ISO file on your computer. Click Open to load the ISO file into PowerISO. Alternatively, select File from the menu, and click Open. Locate the ISO file, and click Open in the window. You can now view and manage the ISO contents in the PowerISO window.

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