How To Burn / Open / Convert A .DMG File To ISO File In Windows XP / Vista / 7


14.03.2011

How To Burn / Open / Convert A .DMG File To ISO File In Windows XP / Vista / 7

A DMG file is a compressed archive format, and it’s kind of a disk image or a ream volume on Mac OS X. Normally, you need the Mac Disk Copy utility to create a DMG file, burn it to a CD or DVD or mounted as normal volume.

The idea is that a file that has a .dmg extension can’t be opened in other operating systems than Mac OS X. So, if you don’t own a Mac computer, you can use several programs which have the ability to open, read, convert or burn the DMG file on any Windows system.

For example, you can use DMG2IMG which is an application designed to convert Apple compressed dmg archives to a standard image disk file (hfsplus). The application has support for compressed images such as zlib and bzip2. You can download DMG2IMG from Here.

Another application that you can use is DMGExtractor. It’s a Java program that will help you extract the contents of a MAc OS X IMAge file (.dmg) to an ISO file. The application has the power to handle most CUDIFDiskImage type images and AES-128 encrypted disk image. You can download DMGExtractor from Here.

HFSExplorer is also an application which can read Mac images and allows users to browse the volumes with the help of a graphical file system browser, and extract the files in order to view detailed information and also to create a disk image from the volume. You can download HFSExplorer from Here.

IsoBuster is a data recovery tool which you can use to recover all kinds of data including music, data and video files from several optical media like CD, DVD, BD and HD DVD. It has the power to open and extract various image files such as *.DAO, *.TAO, *.ISO, *.BIN, *.IMG, *.CIF, *.FCD, *.NRG, *.GCD, *.P01, *.C2D, .CUE, *.CD, *.GI, including DMG. You can download IsoBuster from Here.

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ration that has the ability to pack and unpack a wide range of formats such as 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z. You can download 7-Zip from Here.

There are commercial applications that you can use in this case, but considering that these are free of charge, it’s better to use the ones presented here.

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