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I just created a DMG and threw some folders in it. If I double-click a folder it opens in a new Finder window each time. Folders outside of the DMG are still opening normally. Holding option when I double-click causes the former window to close, but it's pretty inconvenient. Does anyone know how to get a DMG to show up in a normal Finder shell?

This is what I'm seeing, for what it's worth:

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I hope someone has a hidden preference to enable this since the Finder and DiskImageMounter clearly want to make a new window when it first mounts a dmg. I poked a bit at hdiutil imageinfo file.dmg on several images to see if there were a field that could be set to suppress this, but nothing looks promising. –  bmike Jan 30 '13 at 4:53
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There are many things that could be going wrong here. First of all, make sure that when you navigate to Finder > Preferences > General, the option "Always open folders in a new window" is unchecked. If not, there are many solutions to your problem listed below:

  • Naviate to View > Show Toolbar
  • Navigate to View > as List, as Columns, or as Cover Flow
  • Get TotalFinder (http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/), which adds many more settings to Finder

Good luck!

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Thanks Zoyt! It was Show Toolbar that did the trick. –  AppleBottomFreak Jan 30 '13 at 8:08
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