Files in Windows
Files with a .dmg extension are a type of Macintosh OS X disk image. This type of file can contain one or more file system volumes. When a dmg file is opened on a Mac, a disk volume icon will appear on the desktop as if an external drive was attached. This mounted volume appears to the Mac as any other disk drive volume. Changes to the volume change the dmg file instead of an actual disk drive.
The dmg format includes options such as various volume types (HFS, HFS+, HFSX, etc.), compression options, encryption (password protection) and file spanning (segmenting). Compressed dmg files are generally read-only. Dmg files are often used for Mac software installation packages and general data exchange. Since internal compression is supported, this format is sometimes used instead of general compression archive formats like Zip or Stuffit (.sit).
While this format is generally exclusive to the Mac, our software TransMac can create, open, compress and decompress dmg files on a Windows PC. Even though TransMac can open and extract files from a dmg image, only certain data files (image, video, text, html, sound, etc.) will be usable on a PC. Windows is not be able to install or run Mac software. TransMac is also capable of burning a dmg to CD/DVD media.
Burning dmg files
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