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is there any way of creating the DMG file extention via windows Application. DMG file extention is apple OS ?
 
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DMG to Mac is what EXE is to windows. Simply renaming or modifying the name will not help. The application has to built from ground up.
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what Application will produce the .DMG extention . example like word is .doc or docx like that .

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.dmg is the Apple Disk Image format, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.dmg for more details.

MagicISO can handle .dmg files, convert them to .ISO for example). There is TransMac that should be able to create .dmg files as well.
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.dmg is the extension for installable files in general. If you are familiar with windows extensions, it is simliar to exe files or msi files.

Files with this extension are used to install applications.

http://filext.com/file-extension/DMG

The link above will get a more in depth explanation.
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.dmg is a file extension like exe is a file extension. But after that they are nothing alike. Think of a dmg as a virtual disk not an executable. Just wanted to avoid potential confusion from above answer.
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Any exsample  of pratical usage .
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The dmg is extremely useful because it one file that expands into a "Disk Image" which is essentially like a virtual disk containing files. This is often used as a container for multiple files. For example and installer file and a readme file. A close equivalent would be a zip file on a PC. One difference in how they function is that the zip file creates an actual folder on a hard drive giving you both the zipped file and the decompressed file. In contrast, the dmg is the compressed file but the "folder" or "virtual disk" that it creates is basically in RAM, so it disappears when you unmount it or reboot the computer.

Grab a Mac and download almost any download off the web. It will probably be a dmg. Then while you are at it, check out Apple's included Disk Utility, where you can create dmg's with different qualities.

If you want to do this on a PC, you might rather just create a zip file and test it on the Mac. The Mac generally opens zip file with no problem. Then you can not worry about the whole dmg thing.
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The most likely time you will be using a .dmg is when you have a mac. :) Rest all as per what mccrick mentioned.
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