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DMG File Extension

DMG file extension is created by Apple, also known as Apple Disk Image. DMG has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open DMG files in Apple Disk Utility program.

Apple Disk Image File Type

Apple Disk Image File Type
Extension .dmg
Developer Apple
Popularity 5.0 (2963 Votes)
Mime Type application/x-apple-diskimage
Default Program Apple Disk Utility
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 6/1/2024

What is a DMG File Type?

Software developers today generally build and distribute applications for Mac users in DMG, .APP or .PKG files. DMG files are particularly common because their contents can be checked during installation to ensure that they have not been tampered with and can also be compressed to reduce the size of the installer.

When downloading a DMG file, a Mac user can simply double-click-on it for the' open with the' DiskImageMounter utility provided with MacOS. When the DMG file is opened it mounts a virtual disk on the desktop and in an Apple Finder window as s' it s' acted d' a CD or d' a USB key that comes from apos; be inserted into the computer.

In the Finder window, the Mac user can double-click on the program icon, which is an APP file, to run the' application. The Mac user can also drag the program icon to the file; Applications "L' icon from the folder to the file; Applications" directory in MacOS.

After installation of the stored software in the DMG file, the DMG file is no longer needed. DMG files can therefore be deleted after the installation of the software.

While the DMG files are Mac specific and not intended for use on Windows, there are several Windows programs that can extract content or convert it to d' other formats. Some include 7-Zip, PeaZip and DMG2IMG.

The DMG replaces the .IMG file format, which was previously used in Mac OS Classic.

Free online DMG Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .DMG (Apple Disk Image) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to DMG, merge, split and compare the DMG files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

DMG Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Apple Disk Image .DMG File Extensions while opening the .DMG files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open DMG Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Apple Disk Image on your system such as Apple Disk Utility.
  2. Associate default Apple Apple Disk Utility program for *.dmg (Apple Disk Image) files.

    Associate DMG Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.DMG (e.g example.dmg) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Apple Apple Disk Utility program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .dmg files.

    Associate DMG Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.DMG (e.g example.dmg) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Apple Apple Disk Utility program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Apple Disk Utility extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for DMG File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the DMG files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open DMG File on Windows

Software License Developer
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip image. Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 16 for Windows Open Source 7-Zip
Smart Projects IsoBuster image. Smart Projects IsoBuster 4.3 for Windows Shareware Smart Projects
ConeXware PowerArchiver image. ConeXware PowerArchiver 2019 for Windows Commercial ConeXware
EZB Systems UltraISO image. EZB Systems UltraISO 9 for Windows Commercial EZB Systems

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DMG File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Apple Disk Utility image. Apple Disk Utility 12 for MacOs Bundled Apple
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs Commercial Roxio

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DMG file on Linux

Software License Developer
Catacombae HFSExplorer image. Catacombae HFSExplorer 000 for Linux Free Catacombae HFSExplorer

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DMG file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DMG file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DMG file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

DMG file extension icon image.About DMG - Apple Disk Image

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Updated 6/1/2024

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