How to open an ISO file downloaded from CA Support Online

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Article ID: 40889

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CA Plex

Issue/Introduction

Question

How to open a ISO file downloaded from the CA Support Page.

 

Environment:  

Any Windows environment

 

Answer:

An ISO image file (one with an ".iso" extension) is a type of disc image file used to replicate the contents of an optical disc, such as a CD.

The ISO file for a given disc contains every piece of information written to the disc. The file can therefore be used to create an exact copy of a disc even when the user does not have a physical copy of the disc.

Generally, it is unnecessary to open ISO files and view their contents, because they can be written to a disc without doing so.

However, knowing how to open ISO files will allow you to troubleshoot any problems with the disc image or locate specific data within the image.

Download and install an archive utility:

By default, most operating systems will not know how to handle ISO files, so you will need to install an archive utility (also called a compression utility). The simplest for this purpose is 7-Zip, which is licensed as Open Source.

Double-click 7-Zip/Tools/Options to open the options Screen after the installation process. You will see a Screen where you can select which files are associated with 7-Zip. There you can press the .iso radio button to activate the possibility to edit ISO files.

If you open a ISO file afterwards with the 7-Zip File Manager you will see the content of the ISO file. The 7-Zip File Manger works as in the same manner as the Windows Explorer.

Environment

Release: ESBPLX99000-7.1-Cool Plex-Extended Support Basic
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