How to Fix Missing Mount Option on Windows 11 Context Menu?

Microsoft included a built-in option to mount ISO files. ISO files contain all the installation files to run a program. ISO files provide for large files and software such as Microsoft Office and the Windows operating system. This container format helps prevent data corruption and preserve formatting. Like other regular files, you can also download ISO files directly from the Internet. Mounting the ISO file is one option.

You can mount the Windows 11 ISO file on Windows 10 to run the setup process if your PC meets the Windows 11 system requirements or mount the ISO file on Windows 11 for a direct upgrade.

Forget about everything, but the main thing is that the mount is missing on your Windows 11 that you want to fix or restore. This risewindows article will show you how to restore the missing mount option on Windows 11.

How to Fix the Missing Mount Option on Windows 11 using the Properties dialog?

To restore the missing mount option on Windows 11 context menu, do the following steps:-

Step 1. First, right-click the ISO file and select the Properties to open the “Properties” dialog box.

Step 2. Now, in the Properties window that opens, select the General tab and then click the Change button beside the “Open with” option.

Step 3. So, when Windows prompts how you want to open ISO files from now on, select the Windows Explorer option, and then click OK. If you don’t find the “Windows Explorer,” then click the “More apps” link to find it.

Step 4. Once it is complete, click the Apply and then OK button to save the changes.

When you right-click the ISO file, it will show the Mount option on the context menu. Also, next time when you double-click on an ISO file, it will automatically mount on a virtual optical drive.

How to Restore the Missing Mount Option in Windows 11 from Context Menu?

Step 1. First, right-click on the ISO file and then select “Open with”> “Choose another app.”

Step 2. Now, when Windows prompts how you want to open. ISO files from now on, select the Windows Explorer option and then click OK. If you don’t find the “Windows Explorer,” click the “More apps” link.

Step 3. So, when it is complete, click the Apply and then OK button to save the changes.

Next time, when you double-click on an ISO file, it will automatically mount on a virtual optical drive. Also, when you right-click on the ISO file, it will show the “Mount” option on the context menu.

Also, Windows 11 has inbuilt supports.IMG files. Similar steps will fix the issues if you cannot mount it to a virtual optical drive.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck, guys.

Also, read How to Reset Quick Settings on Windows 11?

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