[BCAB] Winmount chris hallsworth 04 Sep 2011 23:13 BST

I have treated myself to this $49 program after my special day today
which will not be discussed here. Here is an introduction to what the
program can do, copied and pasted from the documentation that comes with
the program.
Introduction

Winmount is a powerful windows utility which is dedicated to managing
files and disks impressively and conveniently. It's a compression tool,
also a virtual disk tool ( Mount RAR ZIP MOU and CD DVD HDD images as
virtual disk/folder ). The most characteristic feature is virtualizing
compressed archives. That is mounting compressed archives to a virtual
disk or a virtual folder without decompression, all actions are taken in
a virtual path, protect hard disk, save space.
Supported formats: MOU, RAR, ZIP, 7Z, CAB, ARJ, ISO, GZ, BZ2, TAR, WIM,
ISO, BIN, BWT, MDS/MDF, NRG, IMG, ISZ, CUE, CCD, APE, FLAC, WV, VHD,
VDI, VMDK.
WinMount format
• MOU: A highly and fastly compressed format. It's completely free, that
means it can be used or published for personal, commercial or
govermental purpose.
• WMT: A storage HDD format, it can be encrypted, used for data storage.
• WinMount is the only one to open MOU and WMT. At an appropriate time,
MOU and WMT will open their API or source code.
WinMount feature list
1) Compress ZIP/7Z/ISO/MOU ( support spliting to volumes );
2) Decompress ( smart extract ), browse and modify
RAR/ZIP/7Z/ISO/MOU/CAB/ARJ/GZ/BZ2/TAR/WIM;
3) Convert RAR, ZIP, 7Z, CAB, ARJ, ISO, GZ, BZ2, TAR, WIM to MOU;
4) Add comment and magic page to compressed archives;
5) Mount RAR/ZIP/MOU to virtual disk without decompression, protect hard
disk, save space;
6) Quick mount ZIP/MOU/WIM to current path as a virtual folder;
7) Mount ISO, CUE/BIN, CCD, BWT, MDS/MDF, NRG, IMG, ISZ to virtual DVD-ROM;
8) Mount APE, FLAC, WV to virtual CD-ROM;
9) Mount VHD(Virtual PC), VDI(Virtual Box), VMDK(VMWare) to virtual HDD;
10) Mount microsoft WIM to virtual HDD;
11) Mount folder to virtual HDD;
12) Create blank disk, data will not be saved, the same as RAM-disk;
13) Create blank disk, data can be saved as WMT
The program is not perfectly accessible, especially the 64 bit version,
however it is certainly usable. How I know this well you can try it out
for free for apparently 15 days but according to the help it only
displays a notification window when trying to mount. So not sure if it
actually expires or it's just nagging the user to buy the program after
they have used it for a while.
Anyway the website is www.winmount.com.

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Chris Hallsworth
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