ISO file format description
Many people share .iso files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .iso file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .iso files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.iso - ISO 9660 Cd-Rom Disk Image
ISO 9660 file system images (ISO images) are a common way to electronically transfer the contents of CD-ROMs. Cd writer softwares provides support for burning ISO images to CDs.
- .iso file format description:
- ISO format
- Disk Image files
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- 9660, cdfs
- ISO 9660 Cd-Rom Disk Image related links:
- ISO 9660 Cd-Rom Disk Image related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .iso file extension. Even harmful programs can create .iso files. Be especially cautious with .iso files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .iso file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .iso file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
ico, oso, jso, isp, isk, is, io, so, lso, ixo, isl, isi, ios
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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