Arsenal Image Mounter


Image Mounter

Reliable. Powerful. Trusted.

Easily Launch Virtual Machines from Disk Images

And much, much more...

Many Windows®-based disk image mounting solutions mount the contents of disk images as shares or partitions, rather than complete (aka "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, allowing users to benefit from disk-specific features like integration with Disk Manager, launching virtual machines (and then bypassing Windows authentication and DPAPI), managing BitLocker-protected volumes, mounting Volume Shadow Copies, and more.

See Arsenal Image Mounter In Action

Become more familiar with AIM's powerful functionality by watching our demonstrations.

Demonstrating VM launch with DPAPI bypass and external attachment via RAM disk
Demonstrating VSC launched into VM from forensic image mounted read only
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Arsenal Image Mounter Features

Arsenal Image Mounter includes both free (Free Mode) and paid (Professional Mode) features.

Features Available in Free Mode
  • Mount raw, forensic, and virtual machine disk images as complete (aka "real) disks on Windows

  • Temporary write support with replayable delta files for all supported disk image formats

  • Save "physically" mounted objects to various disk image formats

  • Virtually mount optical images

  • RAM disk creation with either static or dynamic memory allocation

  • Command-line interface (CLI) executables

  • MBR injection, fake disk signatures, removable disk emulation, and much more

  • Identify (with details), unlock, fully decrypt, and disable/suspend BitLocker-protected volumes

Features Available in Professional Mode
  • Effortlessly launch virtual machines from disk images

  • Extremely powerful Windows authentication and DPAPI bypasses within virtual machines

  • Volume Shadow Copy mounting (standard, with Windows NTFS driver bypass, or as complete disks)

  • Launch virtual machines directly from Volume Shadow Copies

  • Windows file system driver bypass (FAT, NTFS, ExFAT, HFS+, Ext2/3/4, etc.)

  • Exposure of NTFS metadata, slack, and unallocated in Windows file system driver bypass mode

  • Virtually mount archives and directories

  • Save disk images with fully-decrypted BitLocker volumes

  • Attach to actual physical disks (fixed and removable) to leverage virtual machine launching, VSC mounting, etc.

Our Testimonials Are Compelling!

AIM Is A Must Have

Arsenal Image Mounter is a “must have.” No other software allows us to perform such quick and easy virtualization of disk images with powerful features like the Windows authentication and DPAPI bypasses, seamlessly attaching VHDs to the virtual machines to run additional tools, etc. Recently we had our first disk image fail to launch into a VM. I contacted Arsenal support and within a couple hours they isolated the problem, which involved a mixture of boot loaders preventing a normal Windows boot in a VM. While this problem was not related directly to AIM, Arsenal support automated the resolution of this problem and it will be incorporated into the next version. In our experience, it is rare to have both software and support this powerful.”

David Raulin
Président, Forentech SAS

Automating Our Workflow

“After requesting that the ability to save disk images with fully-decrypted BitLocker volumes be added to Arsenal Image Mounter’s CLI version, the functionality was quickly added and we were given an internal build to test. The new functionality works great and we are now automating our workflow involving BitLocker decryption and imaging!”

Japanese Police

Unleash Arsenal Image Mounter Pro

Buy an Arsenal license and choose a subscription length (see the increasing discounts!) that works best for you. Want to try AIM first? Download AIM now and use its free functionality, or email sales to evaluate Professional Mode.

1 Year Plan
~ $63/mo | Save 3%
    • Email Support

    • Renew Annually

    • Locked-in Discount

3 Year Plan


~ $59/mo | Save 9%

5 Year Plan


~ $55/mo | Save 15%

Prices shown in USD and without tax.