How to Extract Mdf Files


Mdf is a file format used by the program Alcohol 120%. It's a virtual copy of a CD or DVD. In order to get access to the files inside the mdf, you will need a program that can extract these files for you. This is normally what your CD player would do, but because mdf is a virtual disc, you'll need a virtual player to extract it.

Things You'll Need

  • Virtual CD player
  • Download a virtual CD player. Examples include Alcohol 120% and Power Iso. Either one will take you to the program's download page. Click on the big green text in the upper right that reads "Download Now."

  • Install your virtual CD program by opening the installation file you recently downloaded. Open the program by opening the shortcut file for it that should now be on your computer's desktop. The program may also open automatically after installation.

  • Click on the "Open" button in the main program screen. This will cause a browse window to appear. Find your mdf file and double-click on it. The file should decompress and show you all the files inside it on the box on the right.

  • Click on the "Extract" button at the top of the program screen. Specify the folder where you want the program to go, and then hit "OK."

  • Click on the "Mount" button next if you want to play the file from the CD. It's the same thing as putting a real CD into a real drive and has the same effect. You can now play your virtual CD as if you had the real one.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may have to install the files that you extracted before you can play your CD from the virtual drive. Some computer games require this.

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