View all files in a .dmg

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by klooney, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to view all the files .dmg but all I get when I open it is the application install button. How can I view all the files that are associated with .dmg

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    BlueRevolution

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    What are you expecting to find in there? What application is this? In many cases, the install is all there is.
     
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    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says...if I understand your question right, you're wanting to see exactly what is inside a specific installer package? In many cases you can right-click (or control-click if you've a one button mouse) and select "show package contents" from the contextual menu. There's also a great little utility called Pacifist that lets you examine package contents and extract things from them....oh yeah!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    so what if I created a sparse image copy of the package and wanted to delete files within the package, do I use pacifist? Let me know if you need me to clarify.

    BTW: Using 10.5.6
     
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    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says....perhaps you ought to explain just what you are wanting to do and why. There could be a number of issues with toying around with installer packages - the authors of those packages may take issue with it, removing files from the packages may break the install scripts - to name a couple...oh yeah!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    How to view .dmg files on a pc

    I have downloaded MacDrive 9 and winimage with no success in being able to view the videos. I can hear the video via Quicktime but have no visual. Got an error msg that I needed more codec components in Quicktime and downloaded Divd and Xvid, but still no success. Anyone can help, please? Thanks
     

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