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No file systems that can be activated?

I have a problem when trying to open disk images I keep getting the message that there are no file systems that can be activated, although the DMG file is recognized without any problems on other Macs....
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Google Chrome dmg wont eject after installation, even though it's not in use

I just bought a MacBook Air M1 (it's my first MacBook so im pretty new to the OS). I downloaded and installed Google chrome, however I'm trying to delete the dmg file but when I click eject or try to ...
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How can I convert a DMG or CDR file back into a DVD video?

Several years ago, I used Disk Utility to rip a DVD to a .dmg file. This was not a commercial DVD, it was old 8mm films converted to DVD by a company "Yes Video", so there is no DVDCSS on it....
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Is running an app directly after opening .dmg file without installation safer than installing it?

For macos apps downloaded from the Internet, I am kinda paranoid and don't trust most of apps for security reasons, especially I am living in a country which does censorship too much. I think there ...
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Cannot mount UDIF read-only disk image: readDataFork returned error 29

# hdiutil attach -nomount -noverify -verbose /private/var/root/Desktop/Adobe_Zii_2019_4.1.3__TNT_.dmg 正在初始化… DIBackingStoreInstantiatorProbe: interface 0, score 100, CBSDBackingStore ...
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Trying to install very old logitech software on Catalina

I realize this probably won't work, but I'm kinda obsessed at this point. I bought a Logitech Broadcaster WiFi webcam without realizing it was quite out of date (2013). I'm trying to get its companion ...
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Recognize encryption from UDIF

I have created a savings bundle and encrypted it with the standard SHA 2 algorithm with the usual hard disk utility. Can I see the encryption anywhere? They cannot be found in the disk utility or with ...
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burning a multi-session cd into iso

I have a multi-session (osx/windows) cd that I'd like to create an iso from. Is there a way to create a single iso file with all the sessions included in it? Output from diskutil list disk2 is below. ...
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Where is the DMG saved when the hard disk is erased?

Assuming you would go into recovery and format the data carrier on which macOS is installed, where would the DMG be located from which you booted with "CMD + R", because as far as I know it ...
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Can I provide Mac App Store in-app purchases in software distributed outside the App Store (e.g. via .dmg download)?

I develop Vidrio, a macOS app. I distribute this app on the Mac App Store and as a direct download of a .dmg file. I have two plans: a Free plan, and a Pro plan available as an in-app purchase on the ...
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MacOS Big Sur - how do I disable/ skip verify on opening dmg [duplicate]

I have 2015 MBA running Catalina that at some stage in the past I managed to configure that when opening my own created dmg files (used for business data storage with encryption security) it no longer ...
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macOS recovery signing and checksums

A question that has occupied me for a long time and I still haven't got the answer. It's about Apple's Internet Recovery. When I read through quite a few pages from Apple, I saw that a signed .dmg was ...
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I only see a .pkg file when restoring from DMG in TransMac. What is wrong?

I finally got my hands on a second-hand MacBook Pro (Early 2011). However, the disk is corrupted and doesn't boot, and Internet Recovery proves ineffective as the OS X Lion Setup fails. This is the ...
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hdiutil convert -format UDRW not truly editable

Trying to add a single file to an existing ISO I ran into a bit of hiccup I can't see through. Here it is: Having never done it before but encouraged by reading the advice from this question: Add/...
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How to tell if dmg file contains universal binaries, i.e. if it has been compiled for arm64 hardware

Can you tell from a .dmg file if it contains arm64 binaries? I've got a Mac mini M1 running Big Sur. I don't want to run apps under Intel, only arm64. I don't even have Rosetta installed, and want to ...
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Can not make list view the default for my sparse bundle dmg volumes

I would like to view all my volumes and folders in list view but when I open the Show view options submenu for a mounted sparse bundle dmg it will always open in icon view and it is impossible to make ...
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How to find and download a specific macOS update name that usually is not available within the apple download website

Every time Apple release a minor macOS X update, for example (Supplemental, or Combo, or Security Update, etc), I usually visit https://support.apple.com/en_US/downloads and I download the dmg file ...
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How do I create a Mac OS install hard drive from InstallESD.dmg

I have the InstallESD.dmg file for Mac OS El Capitain, and external Hard Drive with more than 200 GB. I have no idea how to burn the InstallESD.dmg into the hard drive because I tried to burn it but ...
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How to create “Drag to Applications Folder” in dmg?

I wrote a piece of software and I host it online as a downloadable dmg file. When the dmg is mounted, you can open it like a regular folder. The user then needs to drag the software from the dmg ...
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Is there a way to pipe the `hdiutil create` into a raw stream without needing to store it first?

I would like to do something like hdiutil create dest_file.dmg -srcdevice /dev/disk3 | curl -TX - PUT \ -H "Authorization: Token" \ --output /dev/null \ "https://uploadlink....
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Changed DMG password now it won't open

Hardware: Hackintosh running Mavericks. Problem: I had a DMG where I store (stored...) stuff I obviously wanted to keep private, so I unchecked the "Save in my keychain" option. Some weeks ...
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How to mount a .dmg file with a different volume name (or modify it once mounted)?

MacOS Catalina, 10.15.6 Given a .dmg file, foo.dmg, I want to be able to attach it so that its contents will be visible in the Finder application under the Locations section with an arbitrary name, ...
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Backblaze and similar services not necessary for a small hdd? Upload full disk dmg to cloud services easier?

I understand the usefulness and convenience of a site like backblaze, but if I wanted an offline backup and my drive is under 100gb, would it make sense to just make an encrypted full disk dmg image ...
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Reinstalling OS X on a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011) from Linux without Internet Recovery

I've been finding a way to reinstall OS X (or macOS) on the Macbook Pro 8,1 that I've been using. The Macbook has been wiped out to install only Windows 7, and then wiped out again to install Linux. ...
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How can I place .dmg files away from the desktop?

Every time I install an app, I get a DMG file showing up on the desktop. It looks like this: How do I hide it on the desktop or keep them elsewhere to preserve the aesthetic? When I Control + click ...
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Problem formatting MacBook Pro

I have two Macs, a MacBook Pro of 2006 and an iMac of 2012. The second one is used by my parents for work, the first one by me for studying. The problem was that the laptop was okay but needed a ...
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Mac .dmg backup, files disappeared?

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 ...
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are disk drill 3 dmg whole system backup images the same as macos disk utility dmg backup images? / would I need to create boot usb to use them?

I have a small and slow ssd on an old macbook, I want to upgrade the ssd one day, but keep my old macbook because I don't have much money and I like it. I have auto time machine backups to a usb and ...
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AppleScript: Clicking a button in a dmg file

I am trying to figure out what code will send 2 clicks to open a file in an opened .dmg file using AppleScript in Script Editor. I did create the .dmg file I've been searching for ways to create a ...
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How do i create a OSx bootable USB using windows 10 and where do i find .dmg file?

I have an iMac 2007 20", and its a second hand computer. It was running OSx Lion when I bought it, then I upgraded it to El capitan, After that, I made a big mistake of erasing the data without taking ...
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Get error output from an double-clicked app

How can I get the output written to stderr and stdout from an app that has been installed by .dmg, and is opened by double-clicking its app icon in the /Applications directory? (I can see the output ...
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Can I delete the .dmg files on my Mac once I install the app?

I have recently noticed that my 8-year-old MacBook is slow when loading webpages, and I started going through my files to get rid of old stuff. After a while, I came across a file called "discord.dmg"....
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How can encrypted Apple DMGs be so fast to open?

On remote drive I have an encrypted .dmg and the same files in a gpg encrypted tar file. The DMG opens within seconds, but to access the tar file, I first need to decrypt it, in this 10 minutes, and ...
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Install for all users an Application from a DMG

I trying to install with a Bash script an Application like Slack when I create a new Macbook. Connected as the admin user I run those command sudo hdiutil attach -nobrowse /Users/admin/Desktop/post-...
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Why do ISO files on Mac OS X created using an app always change the date to 1 January 2001?

I downloaded Keka and the app works well, but when I created a test .iso file from some photos saved on an iPhone (a copy of the folder I placed on the Desktop), I noticed this unusual thing: The ...
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Can I attach a .dmg without mounting the drive that it is sitting in?

I have a .dmg sitting on an external drive (which also contains other data). The .dmg is an image of a failed drive so I can't mount it but I want to attach the .dmg without mounting the partition it ...
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Possibly opened a malicious .dmg file on my Mac, not sure wether it installed itself?

I was opening a document on my computer and double tapped the file below it; A (more than probable, malicious) Skype.dmg file, likely downloaded from a popup. Normally, when I see them I send them ...
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How to restore a disk image to source disk using Disk Utility?

I've created a .dmg using Disk Utility from a 32 GB source drive. Now I'm back in Disk Utility in order to restore this disk image to the very same source disk it was created from. I thought it would ...
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Is there a way to disable dragging (drag-n-drop) in a read-write dmg file?

I´m creating a dmg image that should be able to use drag-n-drop of a folder onto an application. The user installs my app by dragging a folder onto an application (.app) that is made by Automator ...
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I downloaded Java and DocFetcher, but they try to open in Calibre

I downloaded Java and DocFetcher online, but they downloaded as dmg files and when I try to open them, they try to open in Calibre, an e-book software program. What am I doing wrong?
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Able to open downloaded programs, but once closed need to download again

In particular, I'm trying to use Calibre for eBook management. Interestingly, this has never happened with any other app before, but when I quit the app (CommandQ), it's almost as if I never ...
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Rename mounted volume for dmg file (permanently in the dmg)?

I have a DMG file for an application. Created with some list of scripts that are not readily accessible for quick re-run. The content is fine but it mounts a volume name that is broken. It is broken ...
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How do I skip verification of a .dmg file?

I have downloaded a dmg file but when I click on it it keeps verifying. I've also tried to go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Installer.app but I can't click on the .dmg because it is greyed out. ...
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Why are some Mac apps not available on AppStore?

One example is CheatSheet. I searched it on the AppStore but couldn't find it.
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Can I clone an ESD.dmg file to an external disk without having admin password?

I have one Mac running 10.7.5 and another running 10.6.8 that can be upgraded to 10.7.5. Unfortunately, I don't have an admin password for either, because the previous owner of the first died suddenly ...
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how do I save the extra files that come in a dmg?

After I download a DMG to my Mac and install the apps that come in it, where should I keep the miscellaneous other files (like Readme and license terms) that come in the DMG? I want to keep them, but ...
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How can I find all the modifications and installations done by a spam dmg?

I downloaded a 1.5 MB dmg file from a inauthentic site and despite suspicion, opened it and opened the app inside it. Assume that the game I wanted was game, so it was named game.dmg. It mounted ...
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How can I detect which button was clicked in the DMG EULA confirmation screen

I'm using the open command to automate (via bash) opening a dmg which has a EULA attached to it. When I run open my_app_distribution.dmg I get a screen that looks like this: The open commands uses ...
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Create DMG on linux via SSH

I would like to integrate my Time Machine backups with a manual script that will create a compressed and encrypted DMG image from some folders. Reading about this issue, I can create a DMG, for ...
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How to execute a PKG file using a custom universal keyboard shortcut?

It may sound strange but I need to run a specific PKG installer whenever I trigger a specific custom keyboard shortcut. On Sierra 12.6 I've assigned a custom keyboard shortcut to sleep/lock-screen the ...

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