Many Windows®-based disk image mounting solutions mount the contents of disk images as shares or partitions, rather than complete (a/k/a “physical” or “real”) disks, which limits their usefulness to digital forensics practitioners and others. Arsenal Image Mounter mounts the contents of disk images as complete disks in Windows. As far as Windows is concerned, the contents of disk images mounted by Arsenal Image Mounter are real SCSI disks, allowing users to benefit from disk-specific features like integration with Disk Manager, launching virtual machines (and then bypassing Windows authentication), managing BitLocker-protected volumes, mounting Volume Shadow Copies, and more.
If AIM is run without a license, it will run in “Free Mode” and provide core functionality. If AIM is licensed, it will run in “Professional Mode” with full functionality enabled. Information for developers about the use of AIM’s source code and APIs, along with other information, can be found in Arsenal Recon’s FAQ.
Professional Mode offers all Free Mode functionality plus:
Mount contents of disk images and virtual machines as complete or “real” disks on Windows
Temporary write support, “fake” disk signatures, CLI version, and more
Quickly mount all Volume Shadow Copies (VSCs) within a disk image
Supported Operating Systems
Supported File Systems
Experimental support for:
Supported Image Formats