Using Daemon Tools Win7
Daemon Tools Win7 can protect you in case of a damaged CD or DVD disk or when you need to make access to an optical disk more convenient.To use Daemon Tools (this tutorial uses the Daemon Tools Lite version), click the Windows "Start" button and then "All Programs." Scroll down to the "Daemon Tools Lite" folder and then click the "Daemon Tools Lite" shortcut.
Ordinarily, you will find that a Daemon Tools icon appears in the system tray after the program starts.
To access Daemon Tools Win7 options, right click on the icon in the system tray to access the Daemon Tools menu.
Creating a Disk Image
To make a CDROM or DVD image, insert the disk into your drive and then select "Disc Imaging" from the Daemon Tools menu. You now have the opportunity to select the source drive and the destination folder for your disk image. Once these are selected, click the "Start" button.
The "Disc Imaging Process" window appears, giving you real time status of the image creation. When imaging is completed, close the window.
Mounting a Disk Image as a Drive
To mount a disk image as a drive, right click the Daemon Tools icon in the system tray and then select the "Virtual Devices" menu and then the virtual disk drive (In this case, Drive 0: [F]). Choose the "Mount Image" option. Note that images created outside of Daemon Tools can also be mounted using this program.
Browse to the folder where your disk image is located, select it and then click the "Open" button.
You can now access the contents of your drive image as if it were a physical drive.
Continue to Page 2 to learn more about using Daemon Tools in Windows 7
Image Credits: Screenshots taken by Bruce Tyson.