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Questions tagged [dmg]

Apple Disk iMaGe file format

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Is there a way to prevent simultaneous mounting of a DMG in a shared folder?

I share encrypted disk images (dmg) over Dropbox to share sensitive information with others (or across my own machines). Is there a way to 'lock' the DMG when it is mounted in one machine so that it ...
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Attach one .dmg file on different computers at the same time (hdiutil attach)

I have a question about "hdiutil attach" I've "created" (ctrl+c/ctrl+v) one bash script to execute some .app automatically. First im mounting shared folder: mount_smbfs -o nobrowse //SERVER/share "...
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How to make a bootable USB drive from a dmg containing multiple partitions

I have a USB flash drive of the Mojave installer from which I created a dmg containing two partitions: the installer partition and a custom EFI partition. The drive booted and installed fine. How do ...
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I think I opened an unsafe unix exe file! Can anyone tell me what this file might've done?

I was downloading a crack file for premier 2019 pro cc as something went wrong with my subscription and now I don't have premier, so when I opened the dmg. It showed an installer and I went through ...
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How to create a dmg installer that adds a shortcut to the desktop or the launchpad

I have very limited knowledge of Mac OS and have a couple of questions related to DMG installers. We have an application that runs on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu. We generate our installers for all three ...
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Block opening of DMG files by non-admin user

I set up Parental Control for a user but said user is still able to download and install additional software from DMG files (among other they downloaded TOR browser which bypasses parental control).. ...
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How to create a dynamic symbolic link to user's “Application Support” Folder (with ~ or $HOME)

In a MacOS dmg installer image I would like to let the end user drag'n'drop install application data to the user's "Application support" folder. Is it possible to create a dynamic symbolic link (with ...
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10.6.8 Update Combo Failed Unknown Error

I recently received an old iMac 27" aluminum unibody core 2 duo (EMC 2309: 2009 model) that was having troubles with the graphics card after High Sierra installation. I was looking to set it up as a ...
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How can I access to the info of a DMG created with “dd” command in Terminal, that can't be mounted?

I had an HDD with bad sectors. Tried to recover some info with Disk Drill (which I successfully did) but not all because of the bad sectors. So I tried to make a duplicate of a big folder which was ...
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A script to shrink and compress DMG disk images does not seem to work well in my scenario

I'm trying to resize the *.dmg of my MAC OS X installation file because I have only DVD of 4.7 GB and not dual layer disks,at the moment. The problem is that the dmg file is almost 7 GB large and I ...
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Password protect disk images on Mac from deleting

I know that I can create a password protected dmg file with more folders in it. But I want to know if there's a way through which I can prevent any action on the dmg file itself. Because right now, if ...
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Mac location not found for opened .dmg

I tried downloading android-studio-ide-181.5056338-mac.dmg to install it, but double clicking the .dmg does not nothing but put Android Studio 3.2.1 under the locations sidebar in the Finder. When I ...
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Create dmg file on macOS 10.14 that can be opened on macOS 10.11

Running $ hdiutil create -size <size>b <.dmg-file> -srcfolder <directory> -ov -format UDBZ on macOS 10.14 creates a dmg file that can't be opened on macOS 10.11. Is there an option ...
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How to make a modified dmg distributable?

Adding files to a dmg and redistribute it Purpose : Adding some settings files to firefox.dmg (mozilla.cfg and policies.json) in the objective of redistributing the modified dmg How the dmg is ...
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Names and location of .dmg files for OS X installation

I believe a file was download and mounted to a director under Applications: cd /Applications ls -l | grep -i install drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 Nov 2 23:55 Install macOS High Sierra.app Is ...
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iMac Mid 2010 USB recovery [duplicate]

I replaced tha hard drive on my Mid-2010 iMac because it failed and was unrecoverable. Now I need to install Mac Os High Sierra (the latest for Mid 2010), using a USB drive I have to create on ...
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Can't install Inkscape on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65) via DMG or Homebrew

I've been trying to install Inkscape 0.92.2 via DMG (Xquartz) and via Homebrew (Cask), having previously installed Xquartz (2.7.11) without issue, on my Macbook Pro 13. Once Inkscape has installed it ...
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Gatekeeper refuses validly signed application

I am trying to publish a signed application, but when downloading it through internet, gatekeeper complains: Furthermore, the help page says that the app has been tampered with: Which is actually ...
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Can't remove “Install macOS High Sierra.app”

I had to make a bootable macOS High siera install, everyhing went well and it worked. I'm trying to remove the app that I used to install it and trash won't let me. Everytime I try I get an The ...
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How to wrap a DMG file with a wizard installer?

I have a question about installers for mac. I have chromium.dmg which contains Chromium web browser. I would like to create a wizard installer that installs chromium then allows the user to ...
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Massive .dmg file in /Users/username/firmware/ folder: any ideas what the heck it is?

So, I've discovered that there's a 2.57GB .dmg file in the /Users/username/firmware folder on my Mac (High Sierra v. 10.13.6). The filename is <058-97232-130.dmg>. There are a couple of other dmg ...
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How to clear cached bits of an app when launching from app from mounted DMG?

This is a weird problem that I've just noticed happening, and trying to figure out why this is happening and how to "fix" the problem as I've already identified a way to work "around" the problem. So ...
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Show Package Content option not available in High Sierra on a pkg file

I want to "Show Package Content" of a pkg file which is inside this dmg file : https://desktop.visio.renater.fr/scopia/entry/pic/ClientComponents.dmg So I drag'n'drop the pkg file which is inside the ...
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Create disk image which can be read on Windows

I am interested in creating a disk image, using Disk Utility (or any other software) on macOS which can also be read on Windows. Disk Utility provides the ability to create .dmg, .sparseimage, and ....
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Cannot install application from DMG as it assumes a different source

I downloaded a dmg for Docker from their website and when I try to run it, it opens a window with the name of an application I installed earlier The title bar says Franz 5.0.0-beta18 which is ...
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can't get into encrypted .dmg files even though I could the day before and I am 100% certain the password is correct

I needed to encrypt a few folders on my MacBook (one of the first of the 'just MacBooks', running High Sierra now, though the problem started under the previous OS). I followed the instructions on ...
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See a log of all DMG files that were mounted

Today I saw for a very brief moment (like a fraction of a second) an alert telling me that some “BaseSystem.dmg” file was being mounted, even though I wasn’t trying to mount anything, nevertheless a ...
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Mount HFS+ filesystem with disable read and write caches

I've got the HFS+ filesystem represented by .dmg image file. For security reasons I'd like to make sure every I/O applies directly to the .dmg file and not through any kind of memory in the middle. ...
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Using terminal, how can I install a DMG file without sudo rights?

All of the answers to this question Is there a command to install a dmg work for me in installing a DMG file from the command line. But I don't want to have users need to enter the sudo password, it ...
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How do I install a .dmg file without being a sudo user?

I am on macOS Sierra version 12.10.16. I downloaded an application. This app has .dmg extension. I would like to install it without using sudo or without being one of the sudo users. When I do ...
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I've created multiple DMG files from the same folder - checksum is different on each?

Quite some time ago I've noticed that even if I create DMG files from the same directory, with same files and etc, the results are always different. Not only their size is ~15 bytes shorter/longer ...
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auto mount HFS+ filesystem from disk image (.dmg file)

I'd like to auto mount my dmg file which represent disk image with single HFS+ partition upon every boot. is it possible through autofs ? do I have to set the location of the dmg file in any ...
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How can I mount a dmg based filesystem for one specific process or user

I've got dmg file that formatted to HFS+ filesystem and i'd like to mount it with limited access rights. Is it possible to create a mountpoint that will be accessible to specific user (by name) or ...
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How to Make Bootable APFS Volume From Disk Image

I am currently using terminal to early and quickly add APFS volumes to my Mac's APFS container. Once I make an empty APFS volume in the container, how can I copy a disk image to it and make it ...
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Do applications install for all users or only for one?

If I install a application using *.dmg image using user user1, it will be available when user2 log in as well? or it will be available only for user1 ?
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Same DMG, different MD5

I created a Read/Write DMG file from a folder in my Mac, size is about 175GB. Then I copied the DMG to an external HD for backup. To ensure data integrity, I checked the MD5 of both, local HD and ...
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How does one convert a dmg inside a DVD to individual videos or watch the dmg DVD file in an iphone?

Since DVDs are essentially becoming obsolete or at least the macbook laptops do not have accessibility to them anymore, I thought it would be good to back a backup for them before I get rid of the DVD ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found - Mounting .dmg

I've seen this error message referenced a lot in relation to connecting to network shares (see The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found) but I am having this ...
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Error while using setfile to set icon for dmg created via hdiutil in mac

I have created an app & signed using "Developer ID Application: x" certificate. then using hdiutil i created the dmg hdiutil create -size 1.5m -format UDRW myapp.dmg -srcfolder ./myapp/ -fs HFS+ ...
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Why do we install software via `.dmg` files?

When I want to install software, I typically download a .dmg (Disk iMaGe) file. When I open it, this .dmg file looks like what I would call a "virtual disk" (hence its name I presume) and is listed in ...
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On High Sierra, how to make a writable disk image open a window automatically?

I have some read-write disk images (some .dmg format, some in .sparseimage format) that I want to automatically open a Finder window to their base folders when I double-click them. Up to now, I have ...
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Convert a plain disk “legacy image” so that it can be mounted

I have a plain disk image, created from using dd. When I try to mount it in Sierra (10.12.6), DiskImageMounter.app tells me: legacy image should be converted How do I perform such a conversion? I ...
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For the purposes of archival uploading to Google Drive/Dropbox/Etc, what are the differences between DMG and SparseImages?

I recently have a large amount of data I needed to upload into Google Drive. I decided to use Disk Utility to create a container for it (otherwise Google Drive would have to create many files and ...
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Automating processes through a DMG file

Is it at all possible to create a DMG file which will run a few terminal commands when opened? These are examples for the commands: create a new folder with specific name. Place it in a specific ...
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Can the “drag to applications” of a mounted DMG volume be done in the terminal?

Attempting to automatically install a .DMG downloaded(of Docker), so that the host has access to docker run etc. in Terminal. I can attach the volume with no issue with: curl -O https://download....
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Accessing Disk Images on iOS

Is it possible to mount and edit the contents of a .dmg file on an iPhone? I realize they are designed for macOS and larger computers of that ilk, but I'm curious if there's a workaround...
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How to encrypt and sync folder between a NAS and 2 Macs [closed]

I have an iMac and a MacBook and also a Synology NAS that supports Btrfs. I would like to move my working documents inside a NAS shared folder that is sync with my computers. Synology provide Cloud ...
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Where could be the ringtones, wallpapers located on iOS IPSW package?

I've used and already extracted the IPSW of iOS 11, there are 4 DMG files there, where could that be on that DMG files there, and where exactly insider one of there could I find that such files?
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Can I update Mac OS 10.11 to 10.11.6 using a dmg of the update?

My internet connection is lame ass and the last time I tried to update with the download through App store, it downloaded and restarted but said that the verification of the update package was ...
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Convert Bootable DVD to DMG

i want to convert my Sierra DVD to a DMG file , so i could install it on non-mac device ( PC ). I used Disk Utilities but not worked... Is it possible to do this ? or i Have to download the source ...