Thursday, November 29, 2007

Extract ISO for Visual Studio 2008 ISO-13346 "UDF"

I downloaded Visual Studio 2008 professional RTM and tried to extract the file en_visual_studio_2008_professional_x86_x64wow_dvd_X14-26326.iso using 7-zip but the only file I got was README.TXT with the following content:
This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system
that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification.

What I then did that solved this was to run Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and dragged the ISO file to the CD/DVD icon and then I could drag and drop all files from the virtual PC to the host computer.

Update. A friend send an email and recommended a couple of alternatives. I only tried the first one below.

Virtual CloneDrive is a freeware that virtually mounts the ISO to a drive and it worked great in Vista with the VS 2008 ISO. No 64-bit version yet though.

DAEMON Tools Lite is a freeware that supports both X86 and X64. Be aware that you might want to don't want to or want to uninstall DAEMON Tools Searchbar and Save Now that is included.


  1. Restored comments

    Anonymous said...

    I came across the same problem when extracting VS2008 with 7Zip and your friends suggestion to use Virtual CloneDrive worked great. Thank you very much!
    December 03, 2007

    Erik Pepping said...

    The latest winrar support this format well.
    December 29, 2007

    Anonymous said...

    i found that isobuster opened the udf disk quite nicely.
    March 23, 2008

    Anonymous said...

    Virtual CloneDrive worked great for me also.
    June 21, 2008

  2. Virtual CloneDrive really worked great...


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