dmg Files

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

  1. rfgreen macrumors member

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    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

    SamIchi

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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