Review Virtual CloneDrive
Are you looking for a program that works as a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drive without really needing it in physical format? Then you have to know that some programs help us in this kind of case, something quite famous, as is the case of the one we are going to analyze today, Virtual CloneDrive.
You have to know that the image files generated using platforms such as CloneDVD, or any other of the same segment, can also be mounted on some virtual drive stored on our hard drive. From this, Virtual CloneDrive offers us the necessary space to treat this content as if we had it physically available.
And is that although it is only a virtual assistant, Virtual CloneDrive allows us to insert all video or audio files stored on these disks within the space it produces straightforwardly. Then, if you want to view any of those contents, you must double-click on them, and they will start playing as if you were opening the physical disk.
Although each software within this category has its limits, in the case of Virtual CloneDrive, we have to highlight that it can offer support to up to 15 virtual drives simultaneously, regardless of the files in each of them. Considering that this is a free platform, we can say that we are in the presence of a very generous limit, higher than most of its rivals.
Another thing we liked about Virtual CloneDrive is that immediately we download, install and run it, we'll see how it integrates with the context menus of ExplorerWindows Explorer. This allows us to carry out many of the main actions at our disposal immediately, simply by right-clicking on the files of these formats.
Which formats are supported by Virtual CloneDrive? Most of the famous within this field today, although if you have to select some, we could talk about CCD, DVD, UDF, IMG, BIN or ISO, beyond that there are others. This ensures that in virtually any type of situation where you want to bring the contents of your CD, DVD, or Blu-ray to a virtual drive, you can do so.
Also, Virtual CloneDrive has some additional elements or features that we think will help users, such as the History of the images you've recently mounted as a browser. On the other hand, in the case for some reason you've decided to unmount an image, all you have to do is click on its eject button, and you'll save yourself a good deal of inconvenience.
Virtual CloneDrive's user interface, meanwhile, is straightforward and intuitive. If you've previously had a close look at CloneDVD, you can see that the elements in common between the two services are very many, so it's an excellent add-on. And, of course, the fact that it is ultimately translated into Spanish helps a lot.
Bear in mind
Beyond that, this is a simple detail that we believe will not bring problems to most readers; it must be said that to work smoothly, Virtual CloneDrive has to be run with Administrator permissions on your PC.
To highlight the main positive aspects of Virtual CloneDrive is not at all easy considering that there are several, although to stop at the ones that have caught our attention the most, we can talk about the ease of use it offers, as well as the support for the main file formats of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. If we then add that it allows you to have up to 15 virtual drives simultaneously, it is clear that it is more than enough to be free.
Then analyze those points that we have not liked too much of Virtual CloneDrive is not so easy; beyond that, we have been left with the feeling that the options when mounting the images are somewhat short. That is to say, although it is a program that bets to be used even by people without much experience, it would not have been bad either some more potential.
If what you are looking for is a service that allows you to mount virtual disk images on your PC and also do it in a simple, fast, and freeway, there are probably few better alternatives on the market right now than Virtual CloneDrive. We have already mentioned that if you're looking for something a little more advanced may not end up settling, but the only way to know is to install it, right?
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Virtual CloneDrive downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Virtual CloneDrive.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Virtual CloneDrive on your PC, you have to download the SetupVCD5520.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 188.8.131.52.
- Is Virtual CloneDrive free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to Virtual CloneDrive?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.