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OSX Disk Image failed

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I am attempting to create a disk image on an Mac loaded with OS X Lion 10.8.4.
In Disk Utility I click File then New  then Disk Image from Folder then Applications then image
then applications then save then enter requested password
It start Creating Image but process eventually fails with this error "Unable to create "Applications"   (Permission Denied)"

How do I resolve this?
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Question by:gumball60
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by:TMekeel
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I am testing this now on my machine to see if I can replicate.

Are you trying a compressed image, read/write or ?

Also, are you trying with Applications running?  
Saving to a different folder?

My Applications folder is roughly 13 GB, do you have enough space?

It's about 1/2 done now, I'll keep you posted on the progress.
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TMekeel earned 200 total points
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My test completed successfully with these settings:
Create read/write image of applications folder, saved to desktop with name ApplicationsIMG.

I left Outlook, iTunes, Chrome iMessage, VMWare Fusion (with a Win8 Desktop running) and Console apps all open while creating the image.

I tested mounting the image, and copying a small screenshot into it, which was also ok.
(see attached image.)

I would check the size of your folder and destination free space to verify you have enough.
Perhaps repairing permissions and a reboot might help as well.

You can repair your permissions in Disk Utility, select your Macintosh HD and click the First Aid tab, then click Repair Disk Permissions.
applicationIMG-.png
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by:strung
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Exactly where are you trying to save the disk image to? It sounds like you don't have permissions to save to the destination.
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by:gumball60
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TMekeel it worked for me also once I saved it to the desktop.  I will troubleshoot the permission issue later.
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