PROBLEM MOUNTING DISC IMAGES

biohazard6969

macrumors 6502a
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Feb 23, 2005
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whenever i download stuff with safari (havn't checked to see if same thing happens with other browserss) i can finish the download fine, but then when it tries to mount the disc image, it doesn't work and in the safari downloads manager i get the little message that says "mounting failed" and if i try to open the file from the desktop the same thing happens....i don't know wat to do

HELP!
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
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USA
biohazard_6969 said:
whenever i download stuff with safari (havn't checked to see if same thing happens with other browserss) i can finish the download fine, but then when it tries to mount the disc image, it doesn't work and in the safari downloads manager i get the little message that says "mounting failed" and if i try to open the file from the desktop the same thing happens....i don't know wat to do

HELP!
The disk image files are damaged or your copy of DiskImageMounter is damaged. You may try opening the files in Disk Utilities to see if you can repair the images or mount them from there.
 

biohazard6969

macrumors 6502a
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Feb 23, 2005
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toronto canada
ok .dmg files work fine, but its the .dms ones that won't work, i had a problem with this before, not like this, but the alias needed to be fixed. anyways they won't mount, and i can't see them in the disc utility, so i can't check if they are corrupted or not
 

spinne1

macrumors 6502a
Are you using SpeedDownload? If so, get rid of it.

Second, the following should fix it: simply change the ".dms" to ".dmg" by renaming that part of the filename and it should then open by either double clicking it, or by dragging it onto Stuffit Expander. [.dms files are not Macintosh compressed files and you are getting them as a mistake from what I've been able to gather on the subject--the renaming thing should fix it]

Good luck.
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,650
29
USA
biohazard_6969 said:
ok .dmg files work fine, but its the .dms ones that won't work, i had a problem with this before, not like this, but the alias needed to be fixed. anyways they won't mount, and i can't see them in the disc utility, so i can't check if they are corrupted or not
Are you sure? What kind of file is .dms? The only remotely related reference that I can find is Document Management System.
 

biohazard6969

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 23, 2005
836
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toronto canada
spinne1 said:
Are you using SpeedDownload? If so, get rid of it.

Second, the following should fix it: simply change the ".dms" to ".dmg" by renaming that part of the filename and it should then open by either double clicking it, or by dragging it onto Stuffit Expander. [.dms files are not Macintosh compressed files and you are getting them as a mistake from what I've been able to gather on the subject--the renaming thing should fix it]

Good luck.
don't you hate it when the things that seem the hardest are in fact so very simple, that worked perfectly, thanks a LOT
 

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