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question,

If i have a "Image file" of a disc that is 4.2GB in size which also came with an "MDF" file that is like 4.9kb in size, which file do i use to virtually mount so that I can extract all files from the virtual drive without the worry in the back of my mind that ive used the wrong file and could lead to future niggly errors/corruptions....

all input appreciated
post #2 of 6
ISO file - the mdf file is just a verification file, you would use it with a program to verify that the ISO was not corrupted in any way when downloaded / ripped
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thanks dude + rep
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hang on though, just looked at the files again and the MDF file is the one that is like 4GB in size and the ISO file is the file that is just kilobytes in size???
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You can mount or burn the MDF file. I believe an MDS file is the verification file.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDS_file
     
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Yeah, you can mount MDF files. It is just another format that is used when compressing disc images.
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