dmg Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rfgreen, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. rfgreen macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Over the last few days I have encountered some strange behavior. Every time I try to open a dmg it opens a new finder window with all the files in it instead of just placing a folder on my desktop with the same name as the dmg.

    Any clue why this is happening?:(
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    That's what should be happening. I don't know about the not showing up on the desktop part. Give your computer a restart.
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    that's how a dmg works. It is a disk image so when you mount it it's just like you inserted a CD or mounted a network drive. I think you're confusing a dmg with a zip file.
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    dmgs will mount on the desktop once download finishes and sometimes pop up a small finder window that tells you to drag the app to the apps folder. heavy apps, like office 08 will have a installer pop up.
  5. penter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2006
    What do you mean? It SHOULDN'T be happening. It Should mount the image on the desktop, and not open it's contents on a separate window.

    to give a guess as to what might be happening, you might have a .zip fle confused with a .dmg file, and you might have an outside application set to display the .zip file's contents.
    just a wild guess.

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