Using Mount Image Pro from the DOS Command Line Interface (CLI)

Setting Mount Image Pro v4 in the Windows PATH

Setting the PATH environment variable will simplify your command line use of Mount Image Pro. Setting the PATH variable means that you can execute 'MIP' commands from the command line within any DOS folder. Learn how to set the PATH variable here.

Mount Image Pro v4   Command Line Functions

Please note:

The following examples have been executed at the DOS command prompt with MIP added to the Windows Path. The DOS command for Mount Image Pro v4 is "MIP4". All DOS commands and options are case insensitive.
Use "MIP4 HELP [COMMAND]" for detailed help for each command.

MOUNT

Usage:

Mounts an image. Default is to "Mount Disk" (see below to mount as filesystem).

Command:

MIP4 MOUNT image [/P:part#] [/L:drive] [/S:sectorsize#]

Options:

image

Specifies the path to the disk image file. This must be the second parameter.

 

/P:part#

Specifies a partition number to assign a drive letter. By default, drive letters are assigned to all mountable partitions.

 

/L:drive

Specifies drive letters to use. By default, the first available drive letter is used.

 

/S:sectorsize#

Specifies the virtual disk sector size number (default is 512).

 

/T:2

Mount as Mount Image Pro Filesystem drive (1 = Mount Drive, 2 = Mount Filesystem)

 

/E:T

Mount to Existing Filesystem drive letter (T = True, F = False) as specified by /L:drive

 

/A:T

Mount the access mode (T = read only, F = simulate windows writes)

 

Examples:

Note that in this example that "C:\Program Files\GetData\Mount Image Pro v4" has been added to the Windows Path:

In this example we mount the EnCase image file C:\image-test.e01 using image25.gif as drive G:

C:\mip4 mount c:\image-test.e01 /L:G
 

 

In this example we mount the EnCase image file C:\image-test.e01 using image24.gif as drive H :

C:\mip4 mount c:\image-test.e01 /T:2 /L:H
 

 

In this example we mount the EnCase image file C:\second-image.e01 using image24.gif to the existing Filesystem drive H (mounted in the previous example) :

C:\mip4 mount c:\image-test.e01 /E:T /T:2 /L:H
 

 

STATUS

Usage:

This command prints the following information:

Driver running state

Driver start type (AUTO/MANUAL)

Driver start/stop permission

Driver file path

Driver file version

Number of disk devices

Service running state

Service start type (AUTO/MANUAL)

Service start/stop permission

Command:

MIP4 STATUS

Options:

None

 

 

UNMOUNT

Usage:

Unmounts drives and partitions

Command:

MIP4 UNMOUNT

Option:

/ALL

Unmounts all drives

 

/disk#

specify a disk number to unmount

 

/drive

specify a drive letter to unmount

 

VIEW

Usage:

Displays disk image information:

Virtual disk access mode (only for mounted image)

Capacity of the image

Apparent geometry of the image

Number of segment files

Type, capacity and path of each segment file

Size and type of each partition in the image

 

 

 

Command:

MIP4 VIEW IMAGE

Option:

IMAGE

Unmounts all drives

 

/D:disk#

specify a disk number to unmount

 

/L:drive

specify a drive letter to unmount

 

LOOKUP

Usage:

This command prints the following information for the target image or drive letter:

Number of segment files

Mounted Image File Names

Drive Letters List

Command:

MIP4 LOOKUP [IMAGE]

Option:

image

Specifies the mounted image name

 

/D:disk#

Specifies a drive letter of a partition on the disk.

    

HIDEGUI

Usage:

This command hides the graphic user interface. It is commonly used by third party software vendors that use Mount Image Pro to mount and image for access by their tool, but do not wish to display the Graphic User Interface (GUI) to the end user.

Command:

MIP4 HIDEGUI

Option:

None

 

 

HELP

Usage:

Provides help information about each command

Command:

MIP4 HELP or MIP4 HELP [OPTION]

Option:

START

 

 

STATUS

 

 

MOUNT

 

 

UNMOUNT

 

 

VIEW

 

 

LOOKUP

 

 

HIDEGUI