How to Open and Burn mdf and mds Files to CD or DVD?

mdf and mds files are frequently seen on torrent networks. To burn these files, you’ll need special software packages.

    mdf and mds files are types of CD and DVD image files. Only certain software packages will read and burn these types of files.

    Alcohol-Soft http://www.alcohol-soft.com/ (Trialware)
    Daemon Tools http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php (Freeware)

    Install the software and select the mds file. The mds file basically contains the information the software needs to burn the mdf image file.

    Both of these software packages will either allow you to run the image file from a simulated CD/DVD drive… or it will allow you to actually burn the image to a real CD/DVD disc.

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38 Responses to “How to Open and Burn mdf and mds Files to CD or DVD?”

  1. October 18, 2008 at 2:19 am, JJ said:

    you can also use:

    ImgBurn

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    • June 29, 2009 at 3:03 am, Ole said:

      ImgBurn is of little use if the image is compressed…

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  2. October 24, 2008 at 10:22 am, ME said:

    CANT READ YOU PAGE BECAUSE OF THE SILLY POP UP ADVERTS TAKING UP HALF THE PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. October 24, 2008 at 10:51 am, the other ME said:

    Apparently “ME” didn’t notice the ‘close’ button on the banner :D

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  4. February 25, 2009 at 6:04 am, Girish said:

    thank you i will trry and report you back tomorrow

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  5. March 01, 2009 at 2:25 pm, You said:

    maybe thats because there is no close button

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  6. March 05, 2009 at 9:19 pm, Awesome said:

    @ ME: You’re doing it wrong.

    Seriously, thanks for the help MickeyMouse!

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  7. March 07, 2009 at 4:05 pm, gangster said:

    i use alcohol 120% and it works fine :)

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  8. April 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm, reyhard said:

    so what are this software?

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  9. April 22, 2009 at 2:51 pm, reyhard said:

    it can be open by Magis ISO?

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  10. May 21, 2009 at 6:11 am, sayan said:

    how we dwnld the soft only mds file??we need only soft for mds file..

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  11. July 03, 2009 at 7:55 am, d said:

    cd

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  12. July 05, 2009 at 4:18 pm, arez said:

    ok

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  13. July 18, 2009 at 1:39 am, Anonymous said:

    bravooooo bravicimooooooooooo.!!!

    Reply

  14. July 29, 2009 at 11:06 am, Anonymous said:

    It can be open by PowerISO?

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  15. August 16, 2009 at 10:03 am, Anonymous said:

    You can use Astroburn for burning mds/mdf files. It comes with Daemon Tools.

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  16. October 04, 2009 at 1:12 pm, Anonymous said:

    i’m using windows vista and alcohol 120% but something is wrong, i can’t burn it! The file is around 7gb so i tried to use a dual layer DVD but it can’t burn…why? :( :(

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  17. December 30, 2009 at 8:47 pm, Anonymous said:

    cool thx but which file do u download acholol or daemen tools i have daemen tools but which one do i use plz i relly need help

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  18. January 06, 2010 at 7:04 am, Anonymous said:

    it didn’t work for me .. Alcohol 120% i used and it didnt reconize the MDS file :(

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    • January 18, 2010 at 1:22 am, Anonymous said:

      try daemon tools lite!

      Reply

  19. February 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm, Anonymous said:

    is it possible with Nero burning ROM version 7 ?

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  20. April 06, 2010 at 5:01 pm, adonis said:

    I downloaded both alchohol and deamon tools onto my computer but non of these softwares give me the option “burn image”

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    • June 14, 2010 at 11:53 am, shaggy said:

      hey man you can use demon tools to creat an image (.mds) file by right click on the icon in the tray near the time and select disc imaging
      then it will open a window choose the destion where u want to creat it and then click start
      after that it wil be done you will see 2 file : (.mdf) & (.mds)
      always use the (.mds) to burn especialy if you want to burn ps2 games

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      • July 26, 2010 at 10:23 pm, Ksmansour said:

        im having problems i extracted files using rar and there are 4 rar files but they all seem similar. each one being 1.2gb once extracted but then im stuck. i used daemon tools but i dont know how to burn. ive got aastroburn. but i burned the mds file or watever u call it but it doesnt work on my ps2. does it need to be a hacked ps2??? help please.
        thanks

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        • March 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm, Akshadhir said:

          do u have the chip installed in ur ps2 buddy?
          its only possible then

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  21. August 03, 2010 at 9:16 am, Aditya said:

    after u mount the mds file then what do u do with the mdf file?

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  22. September 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm, Dani62 said:

    okay…I downloaded a game and I used daemontools.I installed the game but I when I wanna play it says that I need the cd.what do I need to do?

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  23. December 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm, serg239 said:

    To extract files from .mdf wrapper you can use WinRar.

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  24. January 19, 2011 at 11:16 pm, WTF im in Wrong post said:

    wow i found a dollar

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  25. March 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm, Bjon66 said:

    I used Ultra ISO.. Worked fine..

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  26. March 11, 2011 at 1:32 am, Yosinyc said:

    Power ISO works! :)

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  27. March 23, 2011 at 2:03 am, xrayangiodoc said:

    ImgBurn 2.5.5.0 just worked fine with an 8 gig file!

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  28. June 06, 2011 at 11:59 pm, Sam-amr said:

    No all wrong Magic Disc

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  29. August 30, 2011 at 9:10 am, Joash said:

    Magic ISO does not support mds or mdf files.So i want to try alcohol.

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  30. October 19, 2011 at 3:49 am, some guy said:

    how do you uninstall this program?

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  31. August 26, 2012 at 3:08 am, Stuart said:

    Does Nero 11 work for this file type? I have also Power ISO, hope that will work. Thanks guys for a good tutorial.

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  32. August 26, 2013 at 1:15 am, Xiach said:

    What i did was burn a file Known as Battle-zone 2 combat commander’s MDF file to a disc with asroburn And it completed burning to a blank disc but it wont allow me to play it still…. maddening am i doing something wrong!

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  33. January 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm, sivachandran said:

    thanks I used it is working well in windows 7

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