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How can I view the contents of a MAC CD image stored in .DMG format on Windows XP?   The freeware daemon tools doesn't like it.   I don't have a MAC handy.... or anywhere.  

Are there any freeware tools for windows xp that can view the contents?  Shareware?  
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by:weed
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Short answer, nope. There are no tools for Windows that'll handle a .DMG.
Long answer, maybe. Sometimes renaming the file with .iso then burning it with Nero will work but if the disk image is of an HFS, UFS, or HFS+ filesystem, you wont be able to mount it on a Windows machine anyway.
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Nero has the option to burn a 'foreign image' but there are numerous settings.  Trial and error doesn't sound like much fun. :(    I wouldn't be aiming to run a mac application but I would like to view the html- or text documentation inside.

any hints as to which of these settings would work?

http://img62.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img62&image=EE_040921_foreignimage.png


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by:weed
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Even if you could burn the foreign image, you cant mount HFS, HFS+ or UFS filesystems on the PC, so cant get to the HTML or Text files anyway. If renaming it to ISO works you might have a shot at mounting it, and wont have to deal with burning foreign image formats.
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Use Daemon Tools to mount the .dmg file, in the "Files of type:" menu select "All Files (*.*)" , then select the .dmg file:
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/index.php

However, it won't show up unless you can mount an HFS file system. That requires something like MacDisk:
http://www.macdisk.com/mden.php3

dan k
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I was unable to view th DMG contents but awarded the points in what seemed like the most fair way.  Thank you.
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by:Hessianator
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I have successfully mounted and viewed the contents of a .dmg file on my windows xp cd.

I used a program called CloneCD.

Part of this program is a virtual CD Rom, which basically emulates an actual ide cd-rom drive.

when you install the program, it places the virtual cd-rom drive in your 'my computer' folder.

right click on the icon for the virtual drive and select 'mount...' in the contextual menu.

then navigate in the dialogue box until you locate the .dmg file, double click it and it should mount.

then you can double click the virtual cd-rom icon in 'my computer' and browse it like you would a real cd.

I just checked the website for the program:
http://www.elby.ch/products/clone_dvd/index.html

and apparently CloneCD is no longer available, but CloneDVD is and it has the virtual drive functionality as well, it should work the same.

hope this helps you.
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by:Hessianator
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also, when you are trying to select the .dmg file in the 'mount...' dialogue box, you must change the file type setting to show all files.
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by:davids_lot
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Try Using a piece of PC Software  Called MacDrive


HTH

David
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