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    ISO Question

    This is just an inquiry.
    I don't know if I'm out of the loop on this, but if anyone has any clues on the use and technicalities behind this file type, I would be very appreciative.

    ISO's. A friend emailed me an ISO... says its an EXE, but he swears its actually an ISO, and the file wont run, anyhow. (*yes, I checked for virus.)

    Any info?

    Vext

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    ISO is like a big file that you can burn to a cd and it'll boot right... it's an ISO "image." I doubt your email had a file as big as ISOs usually are in it, so he probably sent you some sort of trojan or something. Remember, virus scanners don't catch EVERYTHING.

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    An ISO is an image of a CD...used to burn onto CDRs to make bootable copies. To make a copy of it is easy (I'm assuming you already know what is on the ISO, so I'm not going to ask)

    You have to have a copy of something like EasyCDCreator or Nero on your computer. Just open the file and burn it as an image. If you burn it as a file you won't be able to access the files contained on it, nor will it be a bootable CD.

    If you're not sure what's on it and want to find out before burning anything, then I would recommend downloading CDMage:
    http://www.onlythebestfreeware.com/p...program_id=120

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    u can also just "unpack" the file by using a prog like WinISO or ISObuster.. or one of the many other proggies just like 'em
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    What kind of mail service allows the sending of 700MB attachments?
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    yea... /me wants an account there too :P lmao
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    It doenst have to 700mb something like gentoo linux is only 16mb but even that is still quite alot.
    If its not broken it can still be inproved.

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    lol, i sincerly doubt that they allowed him to send such a large file to you, he is obviously lying and i think that you should 'evaluate' your friendship with him as he seems to be trying to do somehting bad to ur pc...

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    Stop being silly.....

    You could make an ISO of a CD with a text file on it which only contains the words "Bow Before The Snarfligalz".... and you can pack them to be executable....

    What is the ISO meant to be of?
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    Umm, the last ISO that I burnt to a CD was 35 MB. There are really not that many programs out there that take up an entire CD. It is just easier and cheaper to create 1 CD with 35 MB then it would be to use 30 floppy disks...

    Anyway, not all ISO's are CD's either. I have also seen ISO's of hard drives. It is technically a backup image of a disk. Be it a CD, hard drive, zip disk, whatever....
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