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Barry J. Stiefel
2011-04-20, 19:31
Many software packages (particularly the larger ones) from Check Point come packaged as a .ISO image file (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_image). Since these images usually need to be burned to a CD/DVD before they can be used (or even read), they're a bit cumbersome to work with. Windows lacks a native file viewer for this format but luckily there's a very good freeware program available:

Virtual CloneDrive from SlySoft.com (http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html)

Just install it and now you've got a native viewer for .ISO image files. Double click on the .ISO file and an Explorer window will open, bound to a new drive letter, that will let you explore the contents.

It's a small tool and it solves a small problem, but it's really useful as part of your Check Point Firewall Administrator's Toolkit.