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How to mount an ISO file (Sorry for asking!)



  • Up front: Apologies for asking this question - I rarely use this feature. This is why I have forgotten how I should mount an ISO file.

    Now: I have “Mount as Virtual Drive” in my context menu. Selecting an .ISO file and mounting this as a Virtual Drive, nothing happens.

    I vaguely remember there is something with PA, taskbar, whatever, but frankly speaking, I don’t know. PA is not in my taskbar (there are alread some 14 items there, so I want to keep the number minimized.

    Tried to find the solution here, likely overlooking it, but after a while of searching, I gave up. The menu item Mount as Virtual Drive should work at any time I guess, without having to search for solutions.
    (Sorry for my ‘complaints’, apart from this Virtual Drive thing, PA is a wonderful product!)

    Anyway: How to mount an ISO as Virtual Drive?
    Is there a way to have the context menu work straightaway, at all times ?

    TIA


  • Alpha Testers

    @wulffra:

    I have “Mount as Virtual Drive” in my context menu. Selecting an .ISO file and mounting this as a Virtual Drive, nothing happens.=

    That is the way to mount as virtual drive, so you are doing that right.

    @wulffra:

    I vaguely remember there is something with PA, taskbar, whatever, but frankly speaking, I don’t know. PA is not in my taskbar (there are alread some 14 items there, so I want to keep the number minimized.=

    There is an option in PA Starter to mount as a virtual drive, but that shouldn’t make any difference to your first way of doing it.

    It might be worthwhile enabling PA starter just to test if that works for you. If that doesn’t work then there is a problem somewhere.

    What if you mount a virtual drive from within PA burner, does that work?



  • Mount is Virtual Drive: nothing is shown in my Folder Tree list - assume PA wud take any free driveletter and then show the title of the ISO.

    I started pastarter.exe. RM-click on the taskbar button show greyed out: "Create New Virtual DVD Device and greyed out “Unmount/remove Device” (of course)

    When RM-Click on the taskbar button, selecting Powerarchiver Burner, selecting the ISO it only shows the DVD-Writer.
    Check for update, there is none (using 12.00.51)

    Thanks


  • Alpha Testers

    What happens if you run Virtual drive from within PA’s main interface?



  • Where to find it? Under Tools ? Nothing there…, mean no Virtual Drive or something… Sorry, this really sounds a bit silly, I know.


  • Alpha Testers

    @wulffra:

    Where to find it? Under Tools ? Nothing there…, mean no Virtual Drive or something… Sorry, this really sounds a bit silly, I know.

    Doesn’t sound silly at all. Silly would be not asking.
    It depends on whether you are using the classic or modern interface.

    See the examples I’ve posted. 1.Classic 2.Modern
    attachment_p_26533_0_classic.png
    attachment_p_26533_1_modern.png



  • I have the classic version. Clicked on Burner and noticed Virtual Drive. I clicked on that one, it said it did not have the drivers installed. Do you want to download and install them? “Yes” of course. It downloaded the driver (why is not together with PowerArchiver in the 1st place??) and found that now the context menu “Mount Virtual Drive” has gone.

    I clicked on burner/Virtual Drive and again it said they are not installed. Again download/install.

    Still nothing.
    Cud it be blocked by Kaspersky ? (because of a driver). Cud Powerarc.exe to trusted application.

    Problems… problems…


  • Alpha Testers

    @wulffra:

    I clicked on burner/Virtual Drive and again it said they are not installed. Again download/install.

    Still nothing.
    Cud it be blocked by Kaspersky ? (because of a driver). Cud Powerarc.exe to trusted application.

    It’s possible that Kaspersky could be blocking it, but I couldn’t say for certain that it is.

    Anyone else using Kaspersky here that has the same problem?

    Did you try a computer restart?

    Think we best wait for one of the PA team to pop in to see what they can come up with for this one.


  • Alpha Testers

    I’d definitely disable my anti-virus briefly whilst I checked to see if it was causing the issue.



  • Have downloaded Powerarchiver 2012RC4 and installed that. Went to burner and installed Virtual Drive. After that, like all previous attempts… there was a popup saying Patchbeam.com Update Service
    PwerArchiver Virtual Drive has been installed.
    bla bla for latst changes.

    There is no context menu item. It has gone.

    Strange…


  • Alpha Testers

    you mean the ‘mount’ option has gone from the context menu ?
    if so please check the configuration again and make sure it is still in the ‘shell’ options.



  • Below is selfexplanatory.

    Oh, I rebooted as well…

    KIS was temporary shut down to install the VD-driver.
    Powerarc.exe and PAVD.exe are in the list of trusted applications.

    Beats me … 😕

    =


  • conexware

    so when you click on same Virtual Drive in the menu again, what does happen now? all works fine?

    It should be in Extraction part of the shell extensions btw.



  • Then PA will ask me to download and install again (did this half a dozen of times already)

    You mean Virtual Drive should be under ‘Extract’ ?

    have no idea what ‘test’ is btw.

    but I am afraid it is missing.

    =


  • Alpha Testers

    @wulffra:

    You mean Virtual Drive should be under ‘Extract’ ?

    Yes that’s what spwolf means.
    @wulffra:

    have no idea what ‘test’ is btw.

    That let’s you test the integrity of archive.
    @wulffra:

    but I am afraid it is missing.

    I’m sure the solution will be found if we keep at it. 🙂


  • conexware

    ok, so go to C:\program files\PowerArchiver and copy those files there (PAVD installation) to your actual PA installation location.

    It will then work properly.

    thanks!



  • Thanks a lot! That did it.

    There was a PAVD2010.exe (14-03-2010) in my F:\Powerarchiver-folder, renamed that one and copied the PAVD2010.exe (02-03-2011) from C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerArchiver to where Powerarchiver is installed (F-drive)

    It works now. 🙂

    Again many thanks!

    ==


  • conexware

    cool, 🙂


  • Alpha Testers

    @wulffra:

    It works now. 🙂

    Great stuff. I knew it would get solved eventually.
    Now I only have to try and work out how spwolf figured it out. 😃


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