Macbook How To Open Dmg Files Without Toolbar

If you are an avid Mac user using a Windows PC, and suddenly find a DMG file in your windows system, you would definitely want to open it up to see what it contains. Though the installation files or compressed files it contains will not be compatible with your windows PC, yet there are some ways you can check out what it withholds. But before proceeding with the ways to open or view a DMG file, it is better if we have a thorough knowledge of what a DMG file exactly is. DMG files are actually Mac OS disk image files. It is very similar to ISO files in windows, or rather a counterpart of ISO files.

Locate the ZIP file you wish to open, and then double-click it to open the ZIP file in Windows Explorer as if it were a standard folder. Click ' Extract All Files ' from the toolbar, if you want to extract the ZIP files. You open files every time you work on your Mac, most often, probably, by double-clicking them. But did you know that there are lots of different ways to open files? You can use your mouse, your trackpad, or even your keyboard. You can open files in windows, from menus, and from dialogs. How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. Since we launched in 2006, our articles have been read more than 1 billion times.

The images usually comprise installation files of softwares and operating systems and sometimes, compressed files. Since you are using a windows PC, surely you won't be able to run it on your Window OS, but at least there are ways by which you can have a look at its contents. And that is what we are going to discuss in this article - ways to view the DMG files on Windows 10/7/8.

Way #1: Open DMG Files on Windows with 7-ZIP

7-ZIP is a lightweight freeware which is easily available on the internet market. It not only extracts DMG files but all other of compressed files, such as ZIP, CAB, ISO, RAR, WIM, etc. But we would restrict our discussion here only upto DMG. Read the steps below to know the tool's usage:

Step 1. Download the 7-ZIP program file in any of your working computer and install it.

Step 2. After installation is done, locate the DMG file that you wish to open or view in your directory or desktop, and right-click on it.

Step 3. From the context menu, click on '7-ZIP' which will not appear as a part of your system since installed.

Step 4. From the next sub-menu that follows click on 'Open archive' and your DMG file will be opened and you can view the contents inside.

Cons:

  • You cannot view or extract files bigger than 4 GB.
  • You cannot view or extract encrypted files.
  • You are only allowed to extract 5 DMG files at a time.

Way #2: Open DMG Files with DMG Extractor

DMG Extractor is another professional tool to open and extract .dmg files without first converting them into .iso or .img files. It's interface is very user-friendly and even a beginner can use it without any difficulty. Just go through the steps below to pull off the task:

Step 1. First of all, download the DMG extractor program file from the internet and install it in your personal Windows PC.

Step 2. Run the application with admin rights and in the main UI of the tool's screen, click on 'open' button in the upper menu bar to browse the required DMG file. The file will be loaded into the software's screen.

Step 3. After the file is loaded, you will be displayed all the contents contained within the DMG file.

Cons:

  • You cannot view or extract files bigger than 4 GB.
  • You cannot view or extract encrypted files.
  • You are only allowed to extract 5 DMG files at a time.

Way #3: View DMG files on Windows with PowerISO

PowerISO is yet another very powerful professional tool which can open, burn, extract, create, edit, convert, any kind of disk image files. It can process every kind of image files, be it BIN, DMG, ISO, DAA, etc. Here we would burn the image file into a CD/DVD or USB and then will open it from the disk storage to check out what it contains. But before you head on the tool's usage, better have a look at its specifications to use it in a better way.

Step 1. Get the program file downloaded from the official website and install it in your Windows computer.

Step 2. Launch the utility with admin privileges and then insert a empty Disk (CD/DVD or USB) in your computer.

Step 3. Click on 'Tools' button from the menu bar and then click on 'Burn' option from the drop-down menu.

Step 4. Now the 'DMG Burner' option will be shown in the PowerISO Window's screen.

Step 5. Click on 'Browse' button to fetch the required DMG files from your computer's directory.

Step 6. Select the burning speed from the dialog box and then finally click on 'Burn' button to start the burning process.

Step 7. Once the image is burnt in your disk, open the disk from 'My computer' and click on the DMG file to view what it contains.

Conclusion:

After going through all the methods mentioned above, you must have realized by now that the first two tools implemented have got several demerits and thus can be not relied upon fully. So in order to have all the facilities with disk images, better stick to way 3 for a guarantee result.

Mar.13 2018 15:17 PM / Posted by Elva Xiao to Windows

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  • What is the .dmg file?
  • Which program can create the .dmg file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dmg format?
  • What can convert .dmg files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dmg extension?

Mac OS X Disk Image

DMG file is a Mac OS X disk image. You can burn it or just mount it in a virtual drive.
Category: Disk Image files
Application:Mac OS X Disk Copy
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic string (ASCII): -
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WinImage Disk Image
ISO 9660 Cd-Rom Disk Image
Direct Access Archive
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How To Open .dmg File On Windows

The .dmg filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

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Can't open a .dmg file?

If you want to open a .dmg file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dmg association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

How To Open Dmg With Mac

Windows can't open this file:
File: example.dmg
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

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