This task can be rather difficult with some applications, but that isn't the case with Pismo File Mount. A free lightweight application that is capable of mounting a wide range of compressed formats in virtual folders, thus avoiding their extraction.
Some of the features of Pismo File Mount are:
- Mount virtual folders with encryption possibilities.
- Quick use thanks to the "Quick Mount" option that will appear in the context menu when right clicking on a file.
- Convert CD and DVD images to ISO, CISO and CFS formats, with the possibility to use ZIP or LZMA compressed, and CRC32 or SHA256 validation.
- Creation of files in CFS (Compact File Set) format from a folder.
- Generation of self-launching virtual folders.
- Support for images in the following formats: ISO, CISO, CFS, DAA, ISZ, IMG, DVD and BIN.
Pismo File Mount is very useful if your aren't interested in burning certain CDs or DVDs, and to avoid decompressing certain files to your hard drive.