Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.


  1. Flavius12

    EasyDMG2ISO: The easiest way to convert DMG files to ISO

    Hello, I want to share with you my open source app EasyDMG2ISO. EasyDMG2ISO is a small and useful utility to convert DMG files to ISO or CDR format. A DMG file is a kind of Disk Image File commonly used on macOS platform. Sometimes it may be necessary to have the Disk Image in ISO or CDR format...
  2. R

    Encrypted DMG image disappeared from desktop.

    I had an encrypted DMG on my desktop that has completely disappeared, have checked in the trash and isn't there. Finder can't locate it, nor can spotlight. I have even downloaded several recovery programs to see if has been deleted but can find no trace of it. It has, for all intents and...
  3. I WAS the one

    Disk Image custom capacity.

    After flashing my 128GB microSD card, I realized that the capacity was reduced to 128MB due to the preset image. How can I adjust the disk image to match the actual capacity of my microSD card?
  4. AppleMacFinder

    MBP 1,1-10,2 Force 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 with failed AMD GPU to ALWAYS use Intel integrated GPU (EFI variable fix)

    If you don't have time to read my story (which also describes some interesting technical approaches) just scroll down this thread until a "100% WORKING SOLUTION" text Discrete AMD GPU of my 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 has finally failed because of the reasons mentioned here (...
  5. K

    Beware, Disk images might look damaged

    I have several disk images ie .dmg files on my mac where I keep documents that I need to have secure. They are secured with a password. Now two weeks on on my new 16" on monterey I can't open a certain disk image. Some works and some wont open directly from finder. Instead of password prompt I...
  6. pouchboy

    If mac is re-imaged, does a protected DMG erase?

    Hi. I have some sensitive family biz files in a password-protected DMG file. These files are also backed up via other methods. Regardless, as I am always worried about losing my Macbook, I have a question. If it's ever stolen and some re-images the whole computer, will the password-protected DMG...
  7. cSalmon

    trouble installing dmg file

    Trying to update firmware on a piece of hardware (zhiyum crane gimbal) with a mac but having trouble with the downloaded software. I've turned off the apple security measures. I keep getting an unmountable disk error with the Zhiyum dmg software. I've tried downloading the software using both...
  8. Q

    Do cloud services synchronize incremental changes within encrypted sparsebundle files?

    From just using portable HDs as backups, I'll from now on start using Google Drive as an extra security measure. However, since it's increased backup security (and not portability/accessibility) I'm looking for, I'm not interested in uploading my files as they are. Not without encrypting them...
  9. Q

    Does Time Machine back up the files stored in an encrypted .dmg?

    Hey everyone, In order to hide my sensitive documents I've created an encrypted .dmg with Disk Utility and I've put them all in. Those documents exist nowhere else on my hard drive. When I use Time Machine to backup my HD, does TM automatically detect changes within that encrypted .dmg and...
  10. vatsalsharma376

    Error while installing dmg files in High Sierra

    Yesterday I bought my new Mac Book Air and downloaded some apps. I later upgraded to Mac OS High Sierra and when I open a dmg file and drag the icon to Application folder beside it or Desktop, an error pops up saying "The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be...
  11. Q

    Password Protected .DMG Alternatives for Both Mac and Windows?

    Hey everyone, I've been using an external HD filled with all of my documents/files as my standard HD which I connect to whatever computer I might have access to at a time and browse/use it this way. For documents such as credit cards and other accounts I've made a .txt file in a password...
  12. C

    BruteForce .dmg

    Is there any tool which I can download which is able to crack .dmg files? I just want to test it on my .dmg container for test purpose.
  13. Z

    OS's dmg location and how do i boot?

    In Yosemity, im downloading ElCapitan and Siera from the AppStore... 1. where are the downloaded dmg files located? 2. how can i make bootable flashUSB drives out of them?
  14. J

    Running a DMG file from Terminal

    I have my mac booted up in recovery mode and instead of installing El Capitan, i'm trying to install Yosemite Combo from a USB stick, I have mounted the Yosemite image from the USB in disk utility, now I just need to run it so it installs, any idea how I can go about this? Thanks