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To view or change PowerISO settings, please click the menu item, "Options --> Configurations". There are four tabs in "Configuration" dialog.

  • Settings in "General" Tab:

File Associations: If the file extension is associated with PowerISO, you can open it by double-clicking on the file.

Temporary Folder: When PowerISO extract image file to temporary folder, it will use the folder specified here. If not specified, PowerISO will use system temporary folder instead.

Default Viewer: The default viewer will be used when you click the menu item, "View with default viewer...". By default, Windows notepad application will be used.

Enable Shell Integration: If this option is set, you can manipulate image files in "My Computer" by using the shell context menu.

Check for updates automatically: If this option is set, you will received a notification when a new version of PowerISO is available. You may then decider whether to install the updates or not.

  • Settings in "Virtual Drives" Tab:

Number of Virtual Drives: Here you can the number of virtual drives. The default number of virtual drives is 1. However, PowerISO supports up to 23 virtual drives.

Auotostart: PowerISO Virtual Drive Manager will run on system startup.

Automount:PowerISO will automatically mount selected image file on startup.

Virtual Drive Letter Assignment: By default, PowerISO will use the first available drive letter for the virtual drive. However, you may also choose a difference letter for the virtual drive. If you would like change the drive letter, please select the virtual drive from the list, then click "Edit..." to assign a new letter for the drive.

Use Custom Icons for Virtual Drives: If this option is set, the virtual drive icon will be replaced with PowerISO virtual drive icon, so that you can distinguish which drive is the virtual drive created by PowerISO.

  • Settings in "Audio" Tab:

    Output File Format: The output format can be mp3, flac, ape, wma, or wav. To change the encoding settings, please click "Config..." button.

    Output File Mode: The output mode can be "multiple files" or "single file". For "multiple files", PowerISO will rip each track to a separate music file. For "single track", all tracks will be ripped to a single file.

    Output File Name Format: Specify the output file name for ripping. You can click down arrow button to change the settings.

    Write CD-TEXT: If this option is set, the CD-TEXT information will be written when burning an Audio CD.

  • Settings in "Miscellaneous" Tab:

Default compression method: Set the default compression method when creating daa file.

Using low priority when compressing: If this option is set, PowerISO will automatically set the compressing thread to low priority, so that it will not slow down the computer's response.

Burning Buffer size: Specify the burning buffer size. The value must be between 8MB and 128MB.

Verify written data: If this option is set, PowerISO will compare the written data with original copy when burning to make sure the data was burned correctly.

Eject disc after burning: If this option is set, the disc will be ejected after burning.

Show Mac files when opening Hybrid Mac/PC image file: If this option is set, the Mac partition will be shown when opening a Hybrid Mac/PC image file, otherwise, the PC partition will be shown.

Set .daa as default file type for saving: If this option is set, the default file type for saving is daa file, otherwise, the default file type is ISO.

Optimizing file layout when saving image file: If this option is set, PowerISO will optimize file layout to make sure identical files will only occupy space once. This can reduce file size, but may take long time for optimizing.

Clear opened files history: Click this button to clear opened files history if you don't want recently opened files to be listed in "Recent Files" menu.

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