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This package was approved by moderator doc on 3/18/2016.

Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drive, although it only exists virtually. Image files can be "inserted" into the virtual drive from your harddisk or from a network drive by just a double-click, and thus be used like a normal CD, DVD, or Blu-ray. Virtual CloneDrive supports up to 15 virtual drives at the same time - no matter if the image file contains audio, video or just simple data. Virtual CloneDrive is fully integrated in Windows Explorer context menus and on top of all it is free!


  • Mounts images as virtual drive
  • Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN, IMG, UDF, DVD, and CCD
  • Emulation of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray media
  • Supports up to 15 virtual drives at the same time
  • History of recently mounted images
  • Automount last image
  • Unmount image with eject button
  • Seamless integration in Windows Explorer context menu
  • Easy to use - just double-click an image file to mount as a drive
  • Virtual CloneDrive is freeware, you may use it at no cost

To install Virtual CloneDrive, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install virtualclonedrive

To upgrade Virtual CloneDrive, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade virtualclonedrive


  • tools\addCertificate.ps1 Show
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $elaborateBytesCert = Join-Path $toolsDir 'ElaborateBytesAG_Expires2015.p7b'
    try {
      & certutil.exe -addstore "TrustedPublisher" "$elaborateBytesCert"
    } catch {
      Write-Warning "Cannot install certificate due to: $($_.Exception.Message). The install will continue, but it will not be silent."
      start-sleep 5
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageId = 'VirtualCloneDrive'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $fileArgs = '/S /noreboot'
    $url = ''
    $addCertificate = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\addCertificate.ps1"
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "& `'$addCertificate`'"
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageId $fileType $fileArgs $url
  • tools\ElaborateBytesAG.cer
  • tools\ElaborateBytesAG_Expires2015.p7b

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • SlySoft


Release Notes

Updated the signing certificate, it now expires in 2015. Also include full certificate chain (Thus the need for the P7B certificate format)

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Virtual CloneDrive 2197 Friday, January 15, 2016 approved
Virtual CloneDrive 1089 Saturday, December 12, 2015 approved
Virtual CloneDrive 202 Monday, July 20, 2015 approved
Virtual CloneDrive 14242 Saturday, September 28, 2013 approved
Virtual CloneDrive 337 Friday, September 20, 2013  
Virtual CloneDrive 365 Tuesday, September 10, 2013  
VirtualCloneDrive 1193 Tuesday, June 18, 2013  
VirtualCloneDrive 440 Friday, May 31, 2013  
VirtualCloneDrive 1796 Thursday, September 15, 2011  

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