My disc image encrypted file cant take more files. How can I change it?

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  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    I made an encrypted disc image for my tax docs over the years. I try to put things into it now and I get an error message that it is full. How can I change that?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Simple answer...make a new, bigger encrypted disk image, copy the files from the old one, then delete the old one.
     
  3. oxband thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    When you create a disk image in Disk Utility one of the option fields is for size.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Make the size of the image larger than you expect to use allowing for future expanded use
    Under image format, make it a sparse image or sparse bundle
    When you put files in it, it will only take up the size you use and will expand as you use it to the sparse size you set
     

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