How to Open an ISO file using WinRAR?

WinRAR does not require any introduction as it is the most popular compression tool available on the internet. We use WinRAR to extract and compress the ZIP and RAR files. Do you know that WinRAR can even extract an ISO file? The answer is yes.

By default, ISO (also known as a disk image) is not associated with WinRAR. It means when you double-click on an ISO file, it will be mounted on a virtual drive under WIndow 10 by default. Moreover, you can see the content of an ISO file by right-clicking on the ISO and selecting the “Open with WinRAR” option.



You can easily associate the ISO extension with WinRAR to simplify the task. This will enable the direct opening of the ISO files in WinRAR by double-clicking. This means the ISO file will not directly mount on the virtual CD-ROM of Windows 11/10.

How to open an ISO file using WinRAR?

Read the below-mentioned steps to open an ISO file using WinRAR:

Step 1. Let’s start with downloading, installing, and launching the WinRAR tool on your computer.


Step 2. Now, click on Options and select Settings from the WinRAR menu.


Step 3. After that, click on the Integration tab under the Settings window of WinRAR.


Step 4. Once you install the WinRAR app, it is associated with RAR, ZIP, 7Z, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, GZ, LZ, LZH, TAR, UUE, XZ, Z, ZIPX, and 001 file types by default. Moreover, ISO remains unchecked by default. Select the ISO and then click on the OK button, to associate ISO with WinRAR.


Step 5. After this setting is applied, you can see that the ISO files icon has been replaced with WinRAR.


Step 6. Now, when you double-click on the ISO file, it will be opened in the WinRAR app by default.

Download WinRAR

Download the latest version of WinRAR software from here. Please make sure you check your Windows operating system version before downloading WinRAR as it is different for different versions Like: (32bit, 64bit, and 84bit).


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