Virtual Drives

By casalavanda
Jan 5, 2008
  1. read with interest this free utility called Daemon Tools where it is possible to copy the information stored on a program CD or DVD onto the computer’s hard disk and then convert it into a ‘virtual’ disk that Windows sees as a genuine CD or DVD drive.
    Which is also a great way to store movie DVDs on a notebook computer without taking the original discs on your travels.

    However is it possible to reverse this action and create a CD/DVD from the data stored in this Virtual Drive
  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    Of course.. providing the data you wish to copy is all legal.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    thats an opened statement
    it would have to be ,to be on the drive right
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You misunderstand.. It is a vrtual DVD drive. There is no data in a DVD drive - data exists only on DVDs themselves. This virtual drive lets you access DVD images (virtual DVDs) as if they were actual DVDs. And yes, you can burn a DVD image stored on a coputer back to a recordable DVD.

    And no, Daemon Tools itself does not have the functionality of creating images from CDs or DVDs. You need some other program for that.
  5. fenderguy2112

    fenderguy2112 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I heard Daemon tools is hard to download spyware/adware free...
  6. casalavanda

    casalavanda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You for the information much appreciated
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uhm.. Really hard, yes. Go to DT homepage and download. When installing fscking pay attention and make sure all the toolbar crap is unchecked. This is something you should do when installing any software, not just DT unless you are completely braindead..
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