3 Ways to Open ISO Files in Windows 11 for Beginners (+Images)

3 Ways to Open ISO Files in Windows 11 for Beginners (+Images)

Geekers - There are several ways to open an ISO file in Windows 11. Previously you had to know what an ISO file is. This ISO file is often referred to as an ISO image. ISO (Optical Disk Image) is an archive file format in which one or many other files are stored in a single file.


This format was originally used to back up or replicate optical DVDs and CDs. Not only that, we can also use this format to copy data to another disk.



The ISO format is now widely used by the public for use in sharing large files and software into one file format. This is done to prevent data corruption and maintain the format.


You must have downloaded or encountered ISO format files on the Internet. Then how do you open an iSO file in Windows 11? There are several steps to open an ISO file in Windows 11. Please follow the steps below.


How to Open ISO Files in Windows 11


Almost all operating systems already support the ISO file format. That way, we can open it without having to use third-party applications.



Did you know that Windows 10 and Windows 11 are also included as operating systems that already support the ISO format? You can directly open up to install the ISO file on your computer. Here are the steps on how to open an ISO file in Windows 11.


List of contents

   * How to Open ISO Files in Windows 11

   + 1. No App

   + 2. Via PowerISO

   + 3. Via WinRAR


1. No Application


For the Windows 10 and 11 operating systems, you don't need to worry if you want to open the ISO file. Why? Because you can open it without using additional applications. Here's how to open an ISO file in Windows 11 without an application.


1. Please enter the File Explorer window. The trick is to click the file explorer icon in the taskbar.


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2. After that, enter the folder with the ISO file in it. Then right click on the ISO file you want to open. Then a variety of menu options will appear. Click the Mounts menu.


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3. A warning window will appear as shown in the image below. Just click the Open button.


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4. Now you can see all the folders and documents in the ISO file.


done done


2. Through PowerISO


PowerISO is an application to compress image files on CDs and DVDs. Through this application, we can also open the ISO file we want to open. Here's how to open an ISO file in Windows11 via the PowerISO application.


1. The first step, you have to download and install the PowerISO application first. You can download it via the official PowerISO website. Then if you have installed it, please open the application by searching for it through the Search menu. Type PowerISO in the search field and click the PowerISO application in the search results.


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2. After the PowerISO application opens, click the Open button.


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3. After that, please go to the folder with the ISO file and click the ISO file. After that click Open.


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4. Now you can open every folder and file in the ISO file.


done done


3. Through WinRAR


WinRAR is an application that you can use to compress files and archive them. Please follow the steps below to open the ISO file in Windows 11.


1. Please enter the folder containing the ISO file. Then right click on the ISO file. Click the Show more options menu.


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2. Click the Extract to (file name) menu.


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3. Wait until the extraction process is complete.


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4. Then click the folder name of the ISO file.


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5. Now you can see the entire contents of the ISO file.


done done



Those are some ways to open ISO files in Windows 11. Hopefully the above article is useful and can help you.

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