.dmg.gz Help

dynamok8

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Feb 25, 2005
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New Mac user - have received a file for wintv software with xtn .dmg.gz and have downloaded maczip and cannot open it - any ideas?? software didnt arrive in box, had to download from the website with this file..
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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dynamok8 said:
New Mac user - have received a file for wintv software with xtn .dmg.gz and have downloaded maczip and cannot open it - any ideas?? software didnt arrive in box, had to download from the website with this file..
You shouldn't need maczip for that file. You should have stuffit expander pre-installed in your utilities directory.

From Finder, you should be able to double click on the file, and then it will expand from .dmg.gz to .dmg, and then you can mount the dmg (disk image) by double clicking it. If double clicking the .dmg.gz doesn't work, single click it, choose 'open with' from the file menu, and then stuffit expander from the list of choices.

Alternatively you can use gunzip from the terminal, but you should be able to double click all this stuff.
 

Macaddicttt

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Apr 22, 2004
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Sort of on topic: what is a .gz file? I know it's some sort of compression, but it's relatively new to me. I've seen .bin, .hqx, .sit, and .zip forever, but this .gz is a new phenomenon.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Open Terminal.

type: gunzip

Drag your foo.dmg.gz icon into the Terminal window, it will complete the path for you.

Hit return.

The file is now gunzipped. Double click it to invoke the Disk Utility DMG mounter.
 

dynamok8

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Feb 25, 2005
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tried first suggestion from mkrishnan

tried your first suggestion, still get 'the file name.dmg.gz does not appear to be compressed or encoded. the application stuffit might be able to open this file, would you like to try opening the file using stuff it - click on try, get the same pop up msg again. any other solutions?
 

Macaddicttt

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Apr 22, 2004
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dynamok8 said:
tried your first suggestion, still get 'the file name.dmg.gz does not appear to be compressed or encoded. the application stuffit might be able to open this file, would you like to try opening the file using stuff it - click on try, get the same pop up msg again. any other solutions?
What file is it? Maybe someone else can take a look at it and see what's up.
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Macaddicttt said:
What file is it? Maybe someone else can take a look at it and see what's up.
Yeah, sounds like there's something fishy with the file.... :( It might be that it somehow got the gz suffix, but it isn't supposed to, and it'll mount if you just delete the .gz from the name. Could be corrupted too. Post a link, if you want, and one of us who know we can open gzip files ;) can take a look....
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
yellow said:
Open Terminal.

type: gunzip

Drag your foo.dmg.gz icon into the Terminal window, it will complete the path for you.

Hit return.

The file is now gunzipped. Double click it to invoke the Disk Utility DMG mounter.

^^^^^^^^^^
???
 

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