Virtual CDRom Control Panel v2.0.1.1

billon on 25 Jul 2017
  • 32KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2003
  • Suggested by XPect

Virtual CDRom Control Panel enables you to mount ISO disk images as virtual CD-ROM drives.

Note: This tool is not supported by Microsoft so you will not be able find it even through a search on Microsoft website.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VCdControlTool.exe.

To enable the virtual CDROM drive:
  1. Click "Driver Control", followed by "Install Driver". You will be asked to specify the location of vcdrom.sys
  2. Click "Start" to start the driver
  3. Exit from the "Driver Control" dialog box. Then click "Add Drive" in the main window
  4. Click "Mount" to mount the desired CD image

Reverse the steps above to remove the virtual CDROM drive.
Similar/alternative apps: OSFMount, WinCDEmu

15 comments on Virtual CDRom Control Panel  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Roddersg 2006-12-22 10:48

Please note that this program will not load VCD files or DVDs

sigmish 2007-08-15 10:23

I can add a drive easily enough, but every time I try to mount an iso to the drive the program stops responding. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know how to fix it?

Morley 2007-08-23 14:19

Though mentioned as compatible with Vista, it doesn't. Can't load the driver. Does anyone have a fix for this?

Dan Dascalescu 2007-09-01 19:28

Works fine on Windows XP SP2, and you don't have to reboot.

Intervideo WinDVD crashes if launched when an ISO is mounted and a real DVD is in the drive (the ISO was a reauthored image of the DVD).

MadBrozzeR 2008-02-26 20:23

Is it supported by anyone?

Dan Dascalescu 2008-04-06 19:59

I revisited Virtual CdRom Control Panel today by mounting a DVD ISO image. Running Intervide WinDVD and attempting to play that image crashed Windows XP SP2 with a blue screen instantly.

ILyus 2008-06-19 09:41

To Morley:
Is the program looking for the file VCdRom.sys? You can find it in the program folder of winxpvirtualcdcontrolpanel_21

Kermode 2008-07-23 15:28

This is an excellent little thing. Just tried it and it works as advertised. How annoying Microsoft is hiding it from the world :)

Emperor Wiggy 2009-01-15 11:09

Although it says it is compatible with Vista, I believe the driver will not load correctly in Vista.

kjhg 2009-03-30 16:05

if you use the program to run a dvd iso then use MediaPlayerClassic (freeware program) and go to File\Play DVD, it will play the DVD iso without any problems.

I use it all the time

Pilas 2009-05-27 01:04

where is the link??

bitbuerster 2010-07-22 08:12

Two caveats: The directory path where the tool is installed to may not contain spaces (or you'll end up with a "mount failed" when VCDControlTool tries to actually mount an ISO). And 2nd, using the tool with Vista will work as admin only and you'll see the freshly mounted drive only from within an admin CMD.EXE command line (or from within VCDControlTool.exe's built-in file browser), but not from Vista's Windows Explorer.
-Anyone else with a 1) portable, 2) free and 3) Vista/Win7 compatible ISO-mounting utility?

aeris 2010-07-30 10:58

bitbuerster: Any external file system on Windows must be part of Installable File System chain in order to be visible as a drive, thus by design it must be installed -> cannot be portable.

Even this method here "installs", but uses a pre-loaded driver to fool the system. Functionality of any alternative program would be the same, as it would have to access the same driver in the same fashion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Installable_File_System

sockittoome 2010-12-20 02:14

@bitbuerster, this is the best you can get for windows xp, other wise i'd go looking into how to write portable launchers, and uninstall/install drivers etc

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