by April 12, 2005 0 comments

Frequent access of data on DVDs/CDs reduces their life.You can increase their life by using available soft-drives that take an ISO image of a CD/DVD and emulate it as a virtual drive. Here, we’ll do this by using Softdisk 2.5, a shareware. Once you have installed Softdisk, you will need an ISO image of your

For this you will need a CD/DVD burning software like Nero to create ISO images of all CDs/DVDs you access frequently.

Direct Hit!
Applies to: Frequently accessed
USP: Using virtual
CD/DVD drive in place of physical CD/DVD drive

After installation, you’ll get soft-disk icon in your task panel. On double clicking the icon, you’ll get the interface shown in the screen shot

From the File menu, select Option>Configuration. You’ll get a Config window. Here, in ‘Number of Device’ select ‘1 drive’ and click on OK

Once, you’ve
configured the virtual drive, you’ll see it with a mapped drive
letter in the virtual drive window. Activate this virtual CD/DVD
drive by mounting an ISO image

Right click on
the virtual device and from the context menu, select ‘Mount image
file’ add give path to your ISO image files

Sanjay Majumder

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