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Is it possible to restore OS X .dmg file to External Drive?

I recently traded in my iMac with 1TB HDD for a MacBook Pro with a 256 GB flash drive. I want to restore my previous hard drive but obviously it won't fit on the new hard drive. Is it possible to ...
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Disk utility won't let me use the restore option to get a .dmg image onto a USB

I'm tying to make a bootable Debian USB drive. All I need to do is restore the USB drive from the Debian dmg. I get this error. The debian.org documentation is not helpful with this specific issue. ...
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How to mount a DMG image created with dd?

I created an "emergency" image of my dying HD using the procedure explained in Recover a dead hard drive using dd. Now when I try to mount the dmg file I get the message: "The following disk image ...
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Cannot create a dmg file and save it onto a usb flash drive. Error: Unable to create “ ”. (Operation not Permitted)

I currently am trying to create dmg files from folders inside my 128 GB flash drive. I recently re-formatted it into the exFAT format. The folders I am trying to convert into a dmg file are around 15 ...
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Forget how to… reduce dmg size by discarding unused space [duplicate]

I have a 250 GB DMG with a volume that only uses 75 GB. Is there a way to shrink the size of the DMG file to just the 75 GB? I feel like I've done this before but I can't remember how I did it... I ...
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Time Machine - move backup from local disk to network volume. Wrong case sensitivity?

I am trying to move a Time Machine backup from a Firewire disk (called disk1) directly connected to a computer to a network share, that is, from a folder in/on /Disk1/Backup.backupdb to a ...
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Sparse bundle on NAS - can't open “Resource temporarily unavailable”

I just got a new Lacie NAS with their NAS OS 4. After making an initial Time Machine backup to this device I wanted to mount the resulting (encrypted) disk image but when doing so I just received an ...
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Problem installing Box Sync 4 application on El Capitan

I download the Box Sync .dmg, see the mounted installer, click on the installer, enter my password, and NOTHING happens. I have tried this myriad different ways. I have restarted the laptop several ...
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Downloading iOS 8.4 .dmg file or later

I'm trying to download or to get .dmg of iOS 8.4 or later and all I can get from Apple dev center is ipws file. Is there any way to convert/extract/whatever this .ipws to a valid dmg image (that can ...
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How can I have dmg files automatically unmount when I trash them?

A while ago, I used to have some kind of App or service that would automatically unmount a dmg file whenever I put the dmg file into the trash. This was really convenient, but I've since reinstalled ...
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What do I do if the disk image data is corrupted?

I am trying to install Sims 3, but it opens a window saying that "The following disk images couldn't be opened because the image data was corrupted." What can I do to resolve this issue?
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How do I create a DMG file from a directory?

I'm trying to add a few files into a dmg. How do I create a DMG file from a directory?
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Changing icon of a mounted disk image

I want to modify the icon of my mounted disk image, the same way as FUSE for OS X. My desktop screenshot, where my disk image is the left one (name is censored): Changing the icon of the dmg is ...
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Using El Capitan, why can't I install some dmg files

I recently upgraded to El Capitan, and now I am finding I can't install certain software. For example, I needed to view WebEx. WebEx had me download a dmg, but when I clicked it to install, it opened ...
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Installing OS X Yosemite from compressed DMG file in VMware Fusion

I would like to install OS X Yosemite in VMware Fusion 7.0. If I select the DMG file my university is providing, VMware is unable to boot from the DMG file. The image is a compressed DMG. ...
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Multiple Parallels 8 dmg's in my MBA

I use Parallels 8 w/my MBA running Mountain Lion so I can use some Office application. Today, I noticed I have 4 Parallels related dmg's. Each one is approximately 320MB. ...
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Do I have to keep the .dmg files on my computer?

As a new user of OS X I am getting to know how it is to work with it every day and I started noticing things that went unnoticed previously. One such question is, when I download a file from the ...
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Use mdfind to identify all encrypted dmg?

Can someone suggest a clever way to identify all dmg that are encrypted? My only idea is rather complicated. use mdfind '(kMDItemFSName=*.dmg)' and then test the response from hdiutil imageinfo and ...
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Can not run Xcode 7.0.1 on MacBook Pro

I can not run Xcode 7.0.1 on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, 20+GB of free space, OSX 10.10.5). I downloaded the DMG file from Apple, and can run it on my Mac mini ...
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I ran a .dmg by mistake

I ran a .dmg file from an e-mail by mistake, and it opened and showed the installation. I, however, closed the window and unmounted the image. I'm I safe or should I run some virus scanner? If so can ...
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Is there a command to install a dmg

I want to install a dmg file on a remote server. All I have is an ssh access. Since a DMG is a disk image, I tried to mount it, but mount does not seem to recognize its format. file says my dmg file ...
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Mac Mini keeps trying to mount encrypted DMG at login

I used to have an encrypted dmg image mounted at user login, but I didn't want it to be mounted anymore, thus I removed it from my user's "Login Items", but in spite of that the OS continued asking me ...
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Installing *.dmg via CLI [duplicate]

How are *.dmg packages installed via the command line? I noticed that they can be mounted with: me@MacBook-Pro:~$ open /Users/me/Downloads/installer.dmg What's next?
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How to force volumes to show toolbar/sidebar on initial open

I noticed when upgrading to Yosemite that all new network drives, disk images, flash drives, etc initially show up without the toolbar and sidebar: I like always being able to see the toolbar and ...
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Mounted image appears empty in Finder

I decided to reinstall MacOS X from scratch. I have rebooted my mac with Cmd+R, then used Disk Utility to create a .dmg disk image on a USB drive. I then rebooted the computer and verified that I ...
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Problem moving application from DMG file

I downloaded vlc-2.2.1.dmg to my computer and it opens ok. When I try to copy the app to the Application folder I get this error message. When I try to open VLC from the DMG file it runs fine. I ...
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Removing non App Store apps

I use several apps installed using .dmg files downloaded from other sources rather than direct from the App Store. When I try to remove them through Launchpad, these apps will not show the X button ...
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How does Apple track the origin of a program?

So, I downloaded an Xcode DMG from Apple's website from my main Mac. I copied this DMG to a samba network share. Later, I went on an entirely separate Mac and copied the DMG off the samba network ...
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hdiutil: compact failed – Function not implemented

When compacting a sparse image with the hdiutil compact command, it fails with the message hdiutil: compact failed – Function not implemented.
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How can I make volumes that I mount be opened in the current Finder tab instead of in a brand new window?

For example, if I mount a downloaded disk image, it opens in a new Finder window, with the toolbar missing (and therefore with the status bar at the top instead of at the bottom and with the tab bar ...
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How can I convert a DMG to ISO on Mac OS X (preferably for free)?

I have medical records within Windows software within a DMG disk image. How can I convert the DMG to an ISO format on Mac OS X? Is it possible to do it within Disk Utility or CLI easily, or do I need ...
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Create PKG file from DMG

I am attempting to create a PKG file, from a DMG. Any idea if this is possible and what tools do I need to make this happen?
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How to open .dmg file or install XCode on Windows?

I am mostly windows developer and had to step into iDevelopmentWorld. Went to apple to get XCode, downloaded it, however file extension is .dmg. Windows does not recognize it as executable and throws ...
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Disable 'hide toolbar' in Finder

Is it possible to permanently overwrite the 'Hide Toolbar' and 'Hide Sidebar' setting in the Finder, particularly in DMG images with downloaded Applications, so that the toolbar and sidebar are always ...
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Install Ghostscript on OS X 10.9 using DMG file

I want to install Ghostscript on my OS X 10.9 using a valid DMG file, where can i find it?
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Getting Garbled Alert popup in Yosemite

When I clicked on a proprietary dmg, I found this garbled alert. Whereas previously in the 10.8.x version, this DMG message is clear, it is unreadable with 10.9 and later.
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Drives and dmg's mounting okay but not appearing in the Finder sidebar

Drives and dmg's are mounting okay on my Mac, and I can find them at /Volumes/. However, they aren't appearing in the sidebar in the Finder. What's the best way to start fixing this?
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can not erase/eject chrome .dmg/disk image on desktop without uninstalling chrome

I have this same problem, as Alex (Cannot empty trash after deleting .dmg) and none of the answers address it... when i downloaded chrome, a disk image icon showed up on my desktop. you click it. ...
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Cannot empty trash after deleting .dmg

So, I downloaded Chrome, and I put it in the Applications folder and from there a shortcut to the applications bar on the bottom of the screen. All is fine, but now there's an icon on the desktop that ...
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how do I launch firefox after installing it?

I downloaded the .dmg for Firefox, clicked on it, was prompted to drag it to the Applications folder, did so, but cannot launch it. The directions are to drag the icon from Applications to the ...
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Why do downloaded applications arrive as .dmg files

When downloading most applications from websites they are usually packaged into dmg files. Is there any specific reason why people distribute apps in dmg files instead of zip files? If so why do ...
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“Identical” DMGs: one installs, one does not

We've got a DMG from a vendor that we put on our web server for download. After download, the file on my Mac (OSX 10.10.1) is identical to the original file (did a hex compare), and the DMG mounts ...
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What is the differences between Dreamweaver_14_LS20.dmg and Dreamweaver_13_LS20.dmg?

I find that there are two versions of Dreamweaver CC for Mac OSX, one is Dreamweaver_14_LS20 and another is Dreamweaver_13_LS20. Can anyone tell me what is the exactly differences between these two ...
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Disk image windows open beneath other windows

When I install software from a .dmg, the verification window pops up, which I suspect is normal. When it's done, though, the Finder window - you know, the "Drag to Applications to install" box - pops ...
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Why does hdiutil fail on symlinks when creaing an image of a Time Machine backup?

I am trying to create a compressed disk image of a Time Machine backup (that is stored on an external HDD) on Yosemite. hdiutil fails on the first symlink it comes across. Before the failure, there ...
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How do I restore a Windows 7 DMG file to Boot Camp (and make it bootable)?

My iMac's HD died last week, and so I was unable to access OS X (I had a Time Machine backup of it though). Fortunately I was able to boot into the Recovery HD and use Disk Utility to backup Boot Camp ...
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Unlock an encrypted DMG on login

How can I unlock an encrypted DMG on login? Something graphical to hdiutil mount ~/Desktop/secure.dmg
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What happens if I interrupt image compaction

I have a sparse image of hundreds of gigabytes that I run hidutil compacton now and then. This process takes hours. I'm just wondering, if I interrupt this process, or if there is a power outage, is ...
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How can I resolve this error during a dmg copy operation

I am trying to copy a 200GB dmg file between two disks (one firewire, one local) and see this error: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “mbp_18_06_2011.dmg” can’t be read or ...
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When installing an application is there any way to avoid any drag and drop?

When installing an application from a DMG file one needs to drag the new application into the application folder (or some other folders). Is there any way to avoid this drag and drop (any new ...