Increasing size of a disk image

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jonat8, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. jonat8 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have a disk image that's encrypted and I've run out of space on it but still want to put more files there, is there any way to increase the size of it while retaining all data easily?

    If not, I guess I could burn the files to CD and then recreate the image larger and then copy them back but rather find a more convenient way!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    I don't think there's any (easy) way to enlarge a disk image, especially an encrypted one. But there isn't any need for going via a CD (unless you're VERY pressed for space. Just make a new, larger disk image and move the files over. Then delete the old image.
     
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    #3
    Yeah, you have to create a new one. You could create a sparse disk image. That will expand automatically as you add more stuff.
     
  4. Yaja123 macrumors regular

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    #4
    what is a sparse disk image? or is that a typo?
     

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