Open dmg in microsoft windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cool11, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    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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    Isobuster will do it for you. Even in the free verision (IIRC).

     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just tried isobuster. It did not opened dmg files.
    I did not tried macdrive yet.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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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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    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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    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:
    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.

    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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    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.php?_a=knowledgebase&_j=questiondetails&_i=86
     
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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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    sushi, did you ever find a solution for this?
     
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    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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    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.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 65816

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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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    MacDrive http://support.mediafour.com/entries/170489-macdrive-compatibility-with-dmg-files

    as can hfsexplorer (read only) http://hem.bredband.net/catacombae/hfsx.html

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    Welcome. Can't beat the price!

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