Solved i try to extract an windows 10 iso file but,i cant

April 28, 2020 at 08:57:06
Specs: Linux x86_64
how to fix this error ERROR: /root/Desktop/Win10_1909_English_x64.iso : Can not open the file as archive
please help me guys

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April 28, 2020 at 17:10:51
An ISO is similar to a ZIP file but there's no compression used. It's generally an exact copy of a software disc but it can also be a collection of files or folders.

I use PeaZip in to open ISO files in Windows. Right click on the file, select PeaZip & then extract, or you can select "open as archive" instead to view the files without extracting.

To create an ISO, I use CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn. All 3 programs mentioned are free.

The OP didn't state which version of Linux but many of them are based on Ubuntu & should open the same way. https://itstillworks.com/open-iso-f...

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April 28, 2020 at 10:19:16
To the best of my limited understanding, an ISO file is not an
archive, but an image of a disk. It can only be copied to another
disk. It cannot be opened like an archive file can.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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April 28, 2020 at 12:33:20
What are you trying to do with it? I have the same ISO file sitting on my Linux desktop, 5.4GB. Right click on it & select Open With Archive Manager.

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April 28, 2020 at 13:24:38
So I was completely wrong? If so I'll delete my post.

-- Jeff, still in Minneapolis


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#4
April 28, 2020 at 14:52:46
No need to delete... Helps others learn.

Incidentally aren't (or is now weren't) the compressed files on a windows DVD in ISO form?


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April 28, 2020 at 17:10:51
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An ISO is similar to a ZIP file but there's no compression used. It's generally an exact copy of a software disc but it can also be a collection of files or folders.

I use PeaZip in to open ISO files in Windows. Right click on the file, select PeaZip & then extract, or you can select "open as archive" instead to view the files without extracting.

To create an ISO, I use CDBurnerXP or ImgBurn. All 3 programs mentioned are free.

The OP didn't state which version of Linux but many of them are based on Ubuntu & should open the same way. https://itstillworks.com/open-iso-f...

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April 29, 2020 at 00:35:47
Tak for that explanation riider.

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April 29, 2020 at 15:11:56
Working from home & under quarantine leave me with plenty of time.

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