How to Use Daemon Tools, a Free Virtual CD, DVD and Disk Emulator

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 DAEMON Tools is the leading disk image emulator which can be used to mount images of a CD or DVD on virtual drives.

Advantages of using DAEMON Tools:

1. Using such a disk image emulator means that you don’t have to swap disks if you wish to run different programs
3. DAEMON tools lets you bypass a lot of copyright restrictions in game CD’s or DVD’s. DAEMON Tools enables users to run games and other programs on their laptops without requiring them to bring an entire library of CD or DVD media around with them, which is safer and more convenient.2. With the need to contantly swap disks, you eliminate the possibility of scratching of the disc.

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4. Several disk images can be loaded at once, which can be useful for installing or using software that ships on multiple discs and requires shuffling between them during use.

DAEMON Tools supports the following image files:

* cue/bin
* iso
* ccd (CloneCD)
* bwt (Blindwrite)
* mds (Media Descriptor File)
* cdi (Discjuggler)
* nrg (Nero)
* pdi (Instant CD/DVD)
* b5t (BlindWrite 5)

Installation of DAEMON Tools (for all Operating Systems)

Step # 1: Download Daemon tools from Daemon tools download site

Download the latest version of DAEMON Tools (v 4.09.1 released April 16, 2007)

Step # 2: Open Daemon.exe and click Install

Step # 3: Follow the on-screen instructions. You maybe required to reboot your computer before running DAEMON Tools. After reboot, a SCSI controller will be added

How to Mount an Image using DAEMON Tools

1. Right-click on the DAEMON Tools trayicon
2. Select Virtual CD/DVD-ROM
3. Select Device
4. Click Mount
5. Browse and select the image you wish to mount
6. Click OK or double-click on the file to mount

Potential for copyright infringement

Though they have many legitimate uses, a potential use of emulation tools such as this one is to copy copy-protected material, which may violate copyright law. To curb the act of copyright infringement, the authors of emulation tools usually state that they do not endorse copyright infringement and that their tools should not be used for that purpose.

Some software publishers, particularly game publishers, go to great lengths to try to disable or frustrate DAEMON Tools. For example, some games will check to see if the driver for DAEMON Tools is loaded, and if so will take some action, such as refusing to run, or uninstalling the toolset (even if the game was bought legally). Typically, as such copy protections are deployed, new versions of DAEMON Tools are released. For example, revision 4.06 randomizes the name of the virtual driver installed by the software.

Warning: The author or AskStudent do not endorse using Daemon Tools for Copyright infrigement. Obtaining or distributing copyright content is against the law. Please use legal means to play the games or run the software you need.

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  • Emma watson fan

    im trying to run the Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire pc game and i did the mounting and attaching to physical device. After that a message popped up and said ” Please insert CD/DVD 2 in drive D:. so i repeated allt he steps again but the message still occurs. can someone post above and tell me what i have to do?????????

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  • Sukhawaja

    while installing  20 digit code required , which icant find on virtual cd. pl guide.

  • Nathan Jones

    i have downloaded need for speed shift and when i try to use daemon tools it says i have not got the right disk in can anybody help plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Jake

    I downloaded Need for Speed Shift, installed but when I open, a pop up says please insert an original CD/DVD although I mounted it already. Please advice me.

  • karan

    , when i try to open my game it says please insert the original disc instead of back updisk and i dont have the original disc the game is in 2 file in winrar format which is already mounted.
    In past i have played this game in the same format but now it is not wrking.. and i have done all the basic troble shooting…….pls help

  • kc

    after i have downloaded my game, when i try to open run it it says please insert the play disk which is already mounted

  • prakash gupta

    not clear in this article…can u please explain it in very detail …actuaaly what is this>>>>>demon tools

  • FLASH

    my computer says to insert the correct CD-ROM,select OK and restart the application,
    and i don’t know the problem.
    please help

  • hamlet

    what was wery good to say how to use these tolls

  • leon

    hi, i have a 2.7 gb iso and daemon tools cant open…
    can any1 help!

  • hani

    i’d already used daemon tools, but if the pc games (5Gb) required 2 dvd…and the computer ask me to insert the 2nd disk….how??? plizzz

  • tarugo

    i’ve done what you said but when i run it it says windows cannot read the from the disc. sumthing i missed? or done wrong?

  • lit

    thanks hope it work

  • Ana 8

    serial number

  • Giyani

    i want to play prince of persia- the two thrones. To play that, it was given that i’ve to install daemon tools. When i tried to install daemon tools, it gave an error that “It is not compatible with my system”. Can u tell me the solution.. i’ve 320 gb hdd, 3 gb ram. os- windows vista: home basic.. is it necessary to install daemon tools to play pop: the 2 thrones ?? Help me out!!!

    • jokernepalm

      you have to crack it by copying the contents of crack folder (which should be on your pop 2 thrones disk) to the folder you have installed the game in

  • Giyani

    i want to play prince of persia- the two thrones. To play that, it was given that i’ve to install daemon tools. When i tried to install daemon tools, it gave an error that “It is not compatible with my system”. Can u tell me the solution.. i’ve 320 gb hdd, 3 gb ram. os- windows vista: home basic.. is it necessary to install daemon tools to play pop: the 2 thrones ?? Help me out!!

  • computer_geek

    there are many forum sites that explain in depth the steps needed to mount. just have to look

  • Darshan

    Hey.when i mount these file it says that they are mounting but where are they mounting?

  • Zeskii

    Hey, it won’t work if I double click. Any tips?

  • mikkel

    i have a map with a lot of iso files inside (you know winrar files) and i need to convert them into an image file so i can use that game -.-

  • eddy

    why cant i mount games with this i tried mounting empire earth3 with this but it says there is nothing to mount

  • ed

    i installed civilization 4 and i cant play it cause it says i need the disk, but i dont have the disk, so how do i play it without a disk? I tryed all that mount shit and it stilll says that need the disk, i have the crack…..anyone wanna buy lol (joke)

  • Badbanky

    Hey wud up guys, i really wuld like sum1 2 hlp me out. Ok here goes. I jst gat nfs prostreet but it was in .7z file format so i extracted d files using universal extractor but ani time i click d autorun/EAsetup it keeps telling me to insert d nfsprostreet cd/dvd? Can sum1 plss tell me hw 2 install it. Wuld appreciate it, mi mail badbanky@yahoo.Com. 1luv 2 yall.

  • Ineedhelp

    Hey…..i dont know whats causing this problem but whenever i mount an image(iso) from a back up copy of Sims 2(its got a crack)…….it either comes “Please insert a disk into drive H:” (thats my virtual drive) or when the setup for game installation is running a message saying a problem has occured appears…..my computer’s real dVd drive is G:……..should i change the drive letter in my comp coz DT cant set parameters above H??if so how should i do it?……please help ive been wanting to play this game like forever!!!

  • dree

    this worked great the first time, but i’m confused i make a virtual drive and it doesn’t show up on my computer, I can mount but I can’t intall.

    CAN ANYBODY HELP ME

  • ReAction

    Daemon Tools works perfectly fine, and it allows me to play Titan Quest: The Immortal Throne perfectly. Thanks a lot whoever made it =D

    people who dont know how to use it: wow. it’s really the simplest thing. stick the cd u want to mount into ur cd tray, close the cd tray, right click the little lightning bolt thingy, and then click disk imaging, then select which one to mount… its not that hard.

  • computer_geek

    i know the people who created the Daemon tools program, if anyone finds any bugs or errors, send them to me and i’ll forward them to the programers of it

    >>email is: dread_doom@hotmail.com

  • computer_geek

    once you mount the iso, go to my computer and run if from there, once installed, and if the program requires a CD once installed, make sure the disk is always mounted when required

  • urmama69

    daemon is so cool i bet the Pentagons trying 2 figure out whos behind the program

  • Richard

    I downloaded an Adobe ISO, I mounted it, ran the file, then just before instillation it asks me to insert the disk, but the disk is in the drive it’s asking me to put it into…

  • dang it

    ayee i downloaded starcarft coz my disk broke right and i mounted it then went to my computer, then clicked play and it tells me it cant read the disc HELP ME ASAP

  • Anon

    chris: an image is the file that is usually on a CD that lets the game run. if you install the Daemon tools lite version from the official website you can then open it and look down by your clock in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. right click and select the file you need to mount and click mount.

  • chris

    The instructions tell me to Mount the image that was extracted with daemon. What image??

  • computer_geek

    daemon tools is easy to use, if u need any help using it, tell me your problem and i’ll tell you the steps to fix it

    • Richard

      I downloaded an Adobe ISO, I mounted it, ran the file, then just before instillation it asks me to insert the disk, but the disk is in the drive it’s asking me to put it into…

      Help?

      • computer_geek

        change the drive character eg d:/ to e:/ which might help or check to see you have the updated version of daemon tools

        if you give me your email you send you the full version of the daemon tools

    • Ineedhelp

      Hey…..i dont know whats causing this problem but whenever i mount an image(iso) from a back up copy of Sims 2(its got a crack)…….it either comes “Please insert a disk into drive H:” (thats my virtual drive) or when the setup for game installation is running a message saying a problem has occured appears…..my computer’s real dVd drive is G:……..should i change the drive letter in my comp coz DT cant set parameters above H??if so how should i do it?……please help ive been wanting to play this game like forever!!!

    • Darshan

      I have a Sims 2 Game with 4 parts in a CD. When i open daemon tools and start mounting the first part it says that it is mounting but where is it mounting that i dont know

  • ajinkya

    when i click ok it doesn’t work

  • Bond007

    Daemon Tools are simply shit ! Fucking Tools.. I tried so many times to run the game”Call of Duty & Quantum of Solace” but result is nill.
    And so complicated to use these tools, still then also i m not able to mount the image.

  • super confused

    where would i find the disc image in the sims 3. or in any game for that matter?

  • Mr.Money

    yea this is like really easy and all
    but i ran into a game that wants me to insert a disc when i play and since i dont have the disc i try to just use daemon tools to get the virtual drive but it doesnt work.

  • Readinstructions

    Make sure the drive its mounted on is correct. I had to open a system file for the game i was playing to find out it was loading from z: so changed what drive it was mounting from

  • elsammo

    Thanks a bunch. Lol, I kept trying to just open the program. I didn’t even notice the red icon at the bottom.

  • Shell

    ya so i am having the same problem. I installed the porgram and when I try to right click on my desktop it does not have the Virtual CD/ DVD option….should I unistall and try and install it again from another site.

  • azzy

    Well, this is what I do. Once you mount the image (iso, etc) open My Computer for XP or Computer for Vista and look for the virtual driver where you mount your image. Click it and install whatever it is that you want to install just like how you would with an actual disc. That easy. Hope this help. :)

  • Pie

    Wow, cant you “know it alls” just say how to do it instead of just saying its easy? Or dont you know how to explain it? :(

  • Enrico

    Mine also does not work when I double click on it. Any suggestions?

  • BillyBru

    wow you guys are noobs, it’s so easy

  • MG

    hey, im not sure what the image is… is it just the icon of the game? or the file in iso form

  • rizlaz

    ok me and my bf both installed Diablo II and we both have demon tools installed on our computers.
    Since we only have 1 game ( mine ) we both want to play.
    I went into the saved/installed folder, there isnt any img’s to add.
    I went into the CD/ROM itself and still nothing.
    Can someone help?
    I know its possible because we did it at a internet cafe a long long time ago.

  • need help

    i just downloaded a game and i cant find a mount file, what do i do?

    • Alex

      Hi,

      Which game is it? Because you can download a normal game and then install it. then for the cd issue you go and search a file which you can mount with daemon tools to represent the cd of the game. the name of the file is usually: for an example i took Battlefield 2, and i had to download after the installation this file : Bf2_DVD_MINI.MDS when you found this .MDS file for your game you go in daemon tools v4 and in the menu choose mount’n'drive manager and choose the file to mount and BOOOM your game should work! good luck : )

      PS: if you didn’t understand reply on this message and i will try to help.

      • chacha

        hey i did everything
        i wanna install drivin test programm
        but there is no mdf or mds files
        what shud i do ?

  • Preetam Das

    Yeah I Know this. It is a great software. I don’t know what the LOLs were doing with it. They don’t know even to right-click ! Well, it ran outstandingly well on my computer and I play a lot of games without inserting a cd or dvd

  • wantAnswers

    There is freakin million question but no answer,i can’t find any cd virtual or f– real when i right click

  • ernst

    is this really true??
    will 8 work??

  • dickhead6

    you stupid motherfuckers have to be the dumbest of the lot that I’ve ever seen. You fucking parasites should be in school, learning how to spell, not downloading stuff, that will fuck up mommy/daddy’s computer.

    Bitches!

  • Fuckity fuck

    Me to. now you have to have some gay doggy style and 69r with me you horrny fucking terrorist dick head tosser.

  • Bob

    i SUCKED A DICK, LICKED A BALLSACK, NOW WHAT?

  • Tara

    Hey,
    So I downloaded it, and clicked install, and i had to reboot it. So I did that and when it was back up nothing had happened. So I clicked it, and it said ‘update’ ‘uninstall’ ‘cancel’ so What am I suppose to do, its installed, but I can’t use it..
    thank you

    • cckmn2

      ha….you wil need (direct x 9.0c)if don’t the game will need to update

  • andy

    yeah if i right click the daemon tools icon i don’t see any mount option.
    Please help quickly!

  • Lain

    After trying several times all the steps you said but the file didn’t open. What should i do??

  • Demonfel

    Yea i tried this a few times. with different image formats. With Warcraft 3, its kept telling me too insert my Disc. even after i had mounted the image… wtf?

    • :|

      me too im so confused

      • cckmn2

        you wil need a crack to lunch that game…..good luck :)

        • puya310

          im having the same problem – can somene please tell me how to fix this…it says please insert a DVD-Rom and retry or something…..

  • assassin

    hey pepol how can i use daemon tool on a downloaded games?? it is a free trial game or has time limit. will daemon tools can run it as full version?? pls pls pls tell me….

  • lols

    help ! i dont know how to select the image . My image is not there i cant find it i have trouble playing sims 2 :( im very sadd .

    • Me

      hahaha i did it with sims 2 also.. and this is my first time doing this.. so you can only guess how confused i am! haha i WOULD OF downloaded sims 3 but i dont have enough memory on my computer :D so thats why i am getting a new one next weekend.. ahaha… i think ill just make my boyfriend do the mounting this or whatever when i get it haha.

  • wjijds

    hey! I wnat to ask if any of those securoms and stuff needed to be on?

    because it isn’t working==”

  • cyka

    hey i downloaded stronghold 3 game and i copyed 2 dvd cd and i installed and says i need oriangle cd , how can daemon tools help with that??

    • cckmn2

      no….daemon doesn’t work you wil need a crack to lunch that game without original disc…..good luck :)

  • Hari Seldon

    After 6. Click OK or double-click on the file to mount – then what?

    Is Daemon always needed to run the program.

    What does “Mount and Install” mean, if these were the instructions I was given?

    Are there permanent changes to the operating system that cannot be undone?

  • Raven-EX

    I hope this will work

  • ryan

    if i double click it wont work i dont know y