I was having some issues with my Mac so I booted into recovery mode and made an image of my internal SSD drive to a .dmg compressed format and then saved it to my external SSD.
Then I erased the Mac and did a clean install of Mac OS.
The issue is now when I'm opening up the Mac dmg backup I can't find any of my files even though it says it is 112gb disk image. Is the 112gb just empty space?
When I mount the .dmg It opens three folders; VM, recovery and preboot and these are only have around 1gb of data in each.
Where are the other 100 GB worth of files? Maybe I have done something wrong. I just want to know what is going on.
EDIT - I have managed to find my files the drive was in APFS format so I downloaded EaseUs data recovery, after trying loads of software this one deals with APFS. Thanks goodness I didn't delete my files.