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Why are some iso files not recognised as iso files

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  • Started 3 years ago by Zonino
  • Latest reply from whs
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Posted yesterday 
Posts: 6

Hi, I have a problem that about 50% of iso files I have aren't recognised as iso.
I click on them and they open like a normal folder and I see all the files in the folder but I can't burn them to disk.
Am I doing something wrong?

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 13598

What is your OS. What burner are you using ?

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 17584

.iso files are for system/program installation. You have to first burn them to CD/DVD before you can do anything with them - or you use them for installation in e.g. Virtual Box or VMware Player. Then you can use them directly from your system.

Posted 3 years ago

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