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Old Apr 13, 2007, 05:11 AM   #1
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Open dmg in microsoft windows

I do not where to post this question, I hope it is the right place.

I want to know if there are applications in windows xp that can open/mount dmg.
I searched google, I read documents, I tried software like ultraiso etc.

I did not find a good application in windows to mount mac dmg files.

Is there anybody done this? Not just reading what the sites of the windows programs tell us, that some programs supposed to open dmg. They did not! They display errors, faults etc.

Any solution?
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 05:40 AM   #2
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 05:47 AM   #3
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Isobuster will do it for you. Even in the free verision (IIRC).

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On top of this, IsoBuster interprets CD image files, such as:

*.DAO (Duplicator), *.TAO (Duplicator), *.ISO (Nero, BlindRead, Creator), *.BIN (CDRWin), *.IMG (CloneCD), *.CCD (CloneCD) , *.CIF (Creator), *.FCD (Uncompressed), *.NRG (Nero), *.GCD (Prassi), *.P01 (Toast), *.C2D (WinOnCD), *.CUE (CDRWin), *.CDI (DiscJuggler), *.CD (CD-i OptImage), *.GI (Prassi PrimoDVD), *.PXI (PlexTools), *.MDS (Alcohol), *.MDF (Alcohol), *.VC4 (Virtual CD), *.000 (Virtual CD), *.B5T (BlindWrite), *.B5I (BlindWrite), *.DMG (Apple Macintosh), *.IBP (IsoBuster), *.IBQ (IsoBuster), *.NCD (NTI).
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Old Apr 14, 2007, 09:38 AM   #4
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I just tried isobuster. It did not opened dmg files.
I did not tried macdrive yet.
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 12:00 PM   #5
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I just tried macdrive.
I cannot understand. I installed it in parallels.
I cannot see mounted dmgs in windows explorer.
Nothing new appeared.
What I am doing wrong?
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 12:45 PM   #6
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I just tried macdrive.
I cannot understand. I installed it in parallels.
I cannot see mounted dmgs in windows explorer.
Nothing new appeared.
What I am doing wrong?
dmg is essentially a compress of a bunch of files, just like zip or rar under windows, so My guess is the app will extract that files at a location. rather than mount it as if it were a disk.
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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deamontools might be able to open them...
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 01:37 PM   #8
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dmg is essentially a compress of a bunch of files, just like zip or rar under windows, so My guess is the app will extract that files at a location. rather than mount it as if it were a disk.
That's not quite accurate. The dmg extension indicates that it is a disk image, and disk images are different from archive formats like zip or rar because disk images contain a complete file system in addition to files and folders. Unfortunately Windows itself cannot read mac file systems, so you would need MacDrive to read the file system even if you are able to find something that can mount the disk image. There are however many possible formats for a dmg file:
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UDRW - UDIF read/write image
UDRO - UDIF read-only image
UDCO - UDIF ADC-compressed image
UDZO - UDIF zlib-compressed image
UDBZ - UDIF bzip2-compressed image (OS X 10.4+ only)
UFBI - UDIF entire image with MD5 checksum
UDRo - UDIF read-only (obsolete format)
UDCo - UDIF compressed (obsolete format)
So even if you find a program that can read dmg files, it is unlikely to support all of them so it might not support the format your dmg file is in. If possible, always use a mac to open dmg files.

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I just tried macdrive.
I cannot understand. I installed it in parallels.
I cannot see mounted dmgs in windows explorer.
Nothing new appeared.
What I am doing wrong?
Since you are using Parallels your best option is to open the dmg file in Mac OS X and set the mounted disk as a shared folder in Parallels.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 11:21 PM   #9
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I just tried macdrive.
I cannot understand. I installed it in parallels.
I cannot see mounted dmgs in windows explorer.
Nothing new appeared.
What I am doing wrong?
MacDrive does not work with/in Parallels. The only way to access Mac disks in Parallels is to set up shared folders. Found that out the hard way, just like you.

http://assist.mediafour.com/index.ph...ndetails&_i=86
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Old Sep 19, 2007, 11:33 AM   #10
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Here is what I would like to do.

On a USB Thumb Drive (8GB), put an AES-128 encrypted 4.7GB drive image (dmg file).

I then want to be able to open and mount this dmg file in Mac (when connected to a Mac) and Windows (when connected to a WindowsXP or Vista computer.

What would I need to do for the WindowsXP side?

TIA
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 10:29 PM   #11
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sushi, did you ever find a solution for this?
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Old Mar 8, 2008, 09:44 AM   #12
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sushi, did you ever find a solution for this?
Unfortunately no.

I may give Truecrypt a try since it now works in Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux.

Anybody out there using Truecrypt to do this?
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Old Mar 9, 2008, 11:55 AM   #13
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sushi--

yeah, i've got truecrypt running in OS X now. it doesn't have all the features of the PC/Linux versions yet (like the 2nd password that opens a fake 2nd partition in case you're forced to give up the password) but it's pretty stable.
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Old Dec 7, 2010, 02:22 AM   #14
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I still want a windows application to open .dmg files. Mounting or extracting or something like that.
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Old Dec 7, 2010, 06:19 AM   #15
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I still want a windows application to open .dmg files. Mounting or extracting or something like that.
MacDrive http://support.mediafour.com/entries...with-dmg-files

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MacDrive 8 offers a feature to "mount" or access the contents of unencrypted DMG files. Sparse Disk Images and encrypted DMG files are not supported.

This feature was implemented in MacDrive 7. Prior versions of MacDrive, including MacDrive 6, cannot access DMG files.
as can hfsexplorer (read only) http://hem.bredband.net/catacombae/hfsx.html

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hfsexplorer did the job!
thank you!
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 03:47 PM   #17
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hfsexplorer did the job!
thank you!
Welcome. Can't beat the price!

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