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What is .DMG File Extension?

Technical Specifications of DMG File Extension:

Format Type:Binary
File Category:Disk Image File
MIME Type:application/x-apple-diskimage
File Hex Signature:78
Supported PlateformMAC OS

More Information of DMG File Extension

DMG file extension is one of the most used disk image file designed to distribute applications and files among the Apple PCs. One can easily mount these DMG files into virtual drive or one can use Apple Disk Utility software to open and view the content of DMG file format.

The DMG file contains the raw data that can be compressed and encrypted. Mac Operating system treats these files as the real disk and can be burnt to CD, created with disk copy or mounted as a normal volume.

The old .IMG files used in MAC OS Classic are replaced by DMG file format. DMG files are specialty designed for Mac users and are not supported by Windows OS but users can even view the DMG content in Windows Operating system by using the compression and decompression tools like 7-Zip, PeaZip etc.

The DMG file extension is also used by the Oracle Export and Import tool for dump file stored in binary format of Oracle database

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Open and View DMG file in Windows Platform :

  1. 7-Zip
  2. PeaZip

Open and View DMG files in MAC OSX :

  1. Apple Disk Utility
  2. Incredible Bee Archiver
  3. Roxio Toast 14
  4. Catacombae HFSExplorer

Open and View DMG file in Linux OS

  1. Catacombae HFSExplorer