encrypted sparse images on pc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tawcnysc, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. tawcnysc macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2008
    apologies if this is in the wrong section but my mac took a fall of a table which has resulted in a smashed screen which I currently cannot afford to replace.

    I've taken out the HDD and by using HSFExplorer I have managed to recover most of the my files on to my windows laptop, but I had some files in encrypted sparseimages which nothing on windows seem to be able to open.

    does anyone know of a program that could open these? or failing that is it possible to boot my windows laptop off the external HDD containing OSX?

  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    You could try the NSA but otherwise I suspect you are out if luck if it was that easy there wouldn't be any point encrypting them !
    And no to the second question.
    Do you know anyone with a Mac? It might work if you opened it up off that, gave it the password then copied the files to an ordinary folder on a USB stick or whatever.

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