ISO file is usually used by InstallShield software, ISO file refers to CD or DVD disc images based on the ISO-9660 standard which was published by the International Organization for Standardization. ISO file contains images of the program which have been installed on the computer. It could create a variety of software packages. Sometimes, some programs are too large, so people will use ISO files to collect and distribute the large amount of data in a more neatly way. People will prefer to use ISO files when they have the need to duplicate or create back-up copies of CDs and DVDs. So when you require to access to the content of CDs or DVDs, you can just refer to the ISO file for the details. Generally, the ISO file will be created during the DVD burning process if you select the option and the ISO file will be stored in a folder on your computer’s hard drive.

How to Unzip ISO Files?

Since the ISO file could be stored on the computer and regarded as the copy of a CD or DVD, how to open the ISO file? Can you open the file directly? Actually, the extension of ISO file is .iso and obviously you are not able to open this file in a direct way. Instead, you will need to unzip ISO file first. So how can you unzip ISO file? Can you unzip ISO file for free or can you convert the zipped ISO file? Without doubts, in order to unzip ISO file, you can burn ISO images to a CD or DVD and then you can access the file within the image. But nowadays, with the help of some modern ISO utility software, you can mount, unzip or view ISO file without burning the file to a disc. Next I will show you the method on unzipping ISO file.

How to Unzip ISO File with WinRAR?

Just as mentioned above, ISO file is in the format of archive and most operation systems can’t handle ISO file. So in order to unzip ISO file, you will need to install an archive utility, or a compression utility. Here, WinRAR is the best option for you. Now take a look at the following steps.

Step 1: Download WinRAR at its website www.win-rar.com.

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Step 2: After downloading, you can install the setup by double-click the WinRAR icon to start the installation process. During the installation process, you will be required to set some parameters, such as “Associate WinRAR with” option. Under the box, you must make sure you have taken a tick in the “ISO” box. Because when you select ISO option, then your computer will unzip ISO file with WinRAR automatically.

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Step 3: Unzip an ISO file on your computer. Find the ISO file you would like to unzip, and then you can find the ISO file has the WinRAR logo. You just need to right click on ISO file and choose “Extract Here”. And then the ISO file will be unzipped into a folder. Or you can just double click the ISO file to open it. The WinRAR will show the ISO file in a new folder and it will allow you check the details of the ISO file.

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So that is the end of unzipping ISO file with the help of WinRAR. It is easy for you to handle, isn’t it? Besides WinRAR compression utility, you can find a lot of additional software for your reference, such as Ultra ISO. You can select one of them depending on your own needs.

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