Windows – How to mount a folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive

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As a follow-up on my question VMware Workstation 8: how to fake a bootable USB stick?

How can I mount a Windows folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive?

That way, I could mount the folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive on my host system, then use that CD/DVD drive in my guest VM to boot from.

Note: I know about SUBST, but that mounts the folder as a regular drive, not as a CD/DVD image.

Best Answer

  • I don't think you can do so. A folder is a logical entity, not a physical one. You cannot boot from a folder since you cannot mark it as bootable and it has no boot sector.

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