Can an encrypted disk image only be opened from a Mac computer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Wie Gehts, May 15, 2018.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    I've always created and encrypted dmg's when I felt the need to. I was always wondering.... do I always need a Mac in order to open them?

    I know that there are other password protected file 'vaults' available out there. Are there any that may perhaps allow opening on both a windows or mac system?

    I also wondered about using 3rd party file encryption apps. What if some years down the road that app was no longer available or would no longer run on some newer OS.

    Or is one supposed keep re-encrypting stuff every few years in an never ending chore to keep your media current?
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Yes, you’d need a Mac to open a .dmg file.
  3. prisstratton, May 16, 2018
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  4. Wie Gehts thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    Thanks guys. :)

    I'll check out those items as well

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