Restore Missing “Mount” and “Burn Disk Image” Right-Click Options [ISO/IMG]

If the Mount and Burn disk image options are missing when you right-click an .ISO or .IMG file, it’s caused by wrong file association settings. Here is how to restore the missing “Burn disk image” and “Mount” commands back in the right-click menu in Windows 10 and 11.

burn disk image option missing

Using Default Apps

  1. Click Start, Settings, and click Apps.
  2. Click Default apps
  3. Click “Set defaults by app”
  4. Scroll down the list, locate “Windows Disk Image Burner”
  5. Select “Windows Disk Image Burner”, and click Manage
  6. Select Windows Explorer option from the drop-down for both .img and .iso file types.
    .img and .iso file association restore

If that doesn’t help, run the Registry File below.

Registry Fix

Download, unzip, and run the enclosed Registry file. This restores the default file type associations for .IMG and .ISO file types in Windows 10 and 11. Note that the registry file applies to Windows 11 as well.

That should add the missing entries back in the context menu.

restore missing "burn disk image" option


Note that despite the missing context menu commands, you can mount or burn disk images manually:

Burn disk image

Note that you can also use the following command-line syntax to burn disk image.

ISOBURN.EXE [/Q] [<drive letter>:] <disc image file name>

/Q: Starts burning in the Burn Disc Image window.


ISOBURN.EXE "E:\Windows ISO\Win11_English_x64.iso"
ISOBURN.EXE /Q "E:\Windows ISO\Win11_English_x64.iso"
ISOBURN.EXE /Q F: "E:\Windows ISO\Win11_English_x64.iso"


To mount the ISO or IMG file, right-click on the file, select “Open with” and click “Windows Explorer.
iso mount - open with explorer
This opens (mounts) the ISO to the next available drive letter automatically.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

6 thoughts on “Restore Missing “Mount” and “Burn Disk Image” Right-Click Options [ISO/IMG]”

  1. Thanks! The registry entry you created required the minimal clicks to get the job done. Apparently the Registry get less attention regarding MS than visual look and feel of Windows. If you ever revise this article, consider keeping your Registry fix only and not the steps needed to changing the Default programs because, I’m sure as time goes by and screen appearances change, those steps will be less and less useful. Than you! Veliko


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