Windows 10 - Missing Windows Disc Image Burner for ISO files

In Windows, you typically are able to download a .ISO file, right click on it, and burn it via your CD/DVD drive using the Windows Disc Image Burner application. Unfortunately, for whatever reason my machine is missing this menu item.

A quick workaround that doesn't involve any registry hacks is to simply right click on the file, select Open With, and select Choose another app.

Select More apps and scroll to the bottom and select Look for another app on this PC.

Navigate toΒ C:\Windows\System32, select isoburn.exe, and click Open

At this point, you can go ahead and burn your iso πŸ™‚


33 thoughts on “Windows 10 - Missing Windows Disc Image Burner for ISO files

  1. fas

    nice! i have no idea how my clean installed windows 10 didn't come up with the iso burner in the menu but this is a fix I wouldn't have figured out !!

  2. Marlene Bielawski

    I'd hug you if you were here! Found the isoburn.exe file and it works like a charm! Now if you could help me with the stupid 'insert disc' error message I get when trying to play dvd, I'll even donate! I have done all the steps to try to fix and hopefully its something as simple as a default app needing to be assigned again. Please let me know if you are familiar with this problem??

  3. Yo

    I knew there was a burner but couldn't find it in the menu til I saw this post. Thanks a lot. You saved me a couple of hours of work.

  4. Mr Bee

    Idiots at Microsoft have failed to make sure the link to Isoburn is connected to auto burn. Plus the faults with USB oh my God is Windows going down the preverbial toilet?

    May 7th 2019!

  5. jon

    It great you have come up with a work around but this is just another Microsoft bug/oversite/design defect

  6. Andy

    Very helpful. I have a laptop that doesn't come with a disc drive, and so the option was hidden. I'm not exactly computer savvy, so this was very helpful. Thanks a million.


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