Open DMG File

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What is DMG File?

DMG is used for disk image files on Macintosh computers running Mac OS. This file extension replaces the older brother .IMG which was discontinued during the release of later series of Mac operating systems.

On which Operating Systems can you open DMG File?

You can open DMG file on Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems but it will require additional software to be installed on Windows. Note that on Windows and Linux you cannot open every DMG file, since there are certain software limitations.

What is Apple Disk Utility?

Apple Disk Utility for Mac OS allows to perform various management tasks on disks and disk volumes.

What is hdiutil?

Hdiutil is a helpful command line utility for Mac OS which allows to manipulate disk images. With hdiutil you can attach, detach, verify, burn and perform other actions with disk images.

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DMG Quick Info
Apple Disk Image
MIME Type
application/x-apple-diskimage
Opens with
  • Disk Utility
  • hdiutil
  • 7-Zip
  • DMG Extractor