Sparse Image and Read/write image

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by oldschool, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    Whats the difference between a Sparse disk image and a read write disk image?

    I'm just using these to encrypt some documents.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    a sparse disk image is one that grows as big as necessary (but doesnt shrink unfortunately).
     
  3. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    Thanks übergeek.
     
  4. nsheikh80 macrumors regular

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    #4

    I have created a sparse disk image of 40MB but it doesn't expand as I add more files, why is this?
     

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