DMG files are generally files of Mac OS. We sometimes find those files in Windows. When we find it, we don’t know about the files. In order to see what are the files about and what are they used for we need to open the files. You may have opened VOB files on Windows. This article fully covers DMG files and how to open DMG files on Windows.
What is DMG File?
DMG files are disk files. Generally, They are image files. Instead of creating physical disk files, DMG files are created to compress the size just like you can reduce or compress pdf files, etc. As they are image files, spaces are minimal in them. When various programs of iOS apps are installed or downloaded DMG files are downloaded automatically on the computer. Sometimes the apps cannot be run in Windows. But the written or image DMF files can be opened in Windows. These files are compressed in Windows.
In Windows devices, the software comes with .exe extension. It means “execute”. These files are executed in Windows for different tasks. In Mac, apps come with .pkg extension. It can perform various tasks through these files. But files with .dmg extension can duplicate or clone files in Windows for moving information from one to another device. It can carry information of drives or other contents. The methods are a little bit different from opening MBOX file on Windows or playing SWF files on Windows or MAC.
Methods to Open DMG Files
When you find DMG files in Windows, you want to open them to know about them. The written applications contain information about the apps. If you want to open the DMG files, you need to follow the following ways.
1. Using DMG Extractor
DMG Extractor is a free version of application which can open DMG files on windows. You have to follow the steps.
- First, you have to download and install DMG Extractor on windows.
- Then you can open the application.
- After opening, you have to select the DMG file you want to open.
- You have to select ‘Open’ which is on the top left of the display.
- Your DMG file can be password protected. If it is, a box will be opened on the display of your PC.
- Then you have to give the password.
- The file will be loaded on the extractor. The loading progress will be shown on the screen until it is done.
- Then you can be able to all the files which are contained under the DMG file.
- You can choose any file. For this, you have to click on Extract and then click Open.
Generally, there are some problems with this version of the DMG Extractor. In this version, you cannot extract DMG files that are larger than 4 GB. If you don’t know passwords you cannot extract them. And also you cannot larger amount of files with this.
2. Using 7-Zip
7-zip is one of the popular applications for compressing files. It is a lightweight application. They can extract DMG files easily. Also, it can create and encrypt zip files, RAR, WIM, etc files. You have to follow the steps to extract files with this.
- First, you have to download and install 7-zip on your PC.
- Then you have to right-click on the DMG file you want to extract.
- A menu will appear from which you have to keep the cursor on the 7-zip application.
- You have to select one of the extraction options from the menu.
- If you select “Extract Files”, then after this you have to choose a folder for the extracted files. But if you select “Extract Here” the files will be extracted in the same folder as the DMG files. Also, you can select “Extract to the “folder name”. In this way, a new folder will be created.
- The extraction loading process will be displayed on the screen until it is finished.
- When it is over, you can browse the file window and open your selected file.
3. Converting DMG File
Here is also a way to convert DMG files. It is not similar to convert VCF files to other file formats. By converting the DMG file, you will be able to access the content of the files. Generally, the DMG files are converted into ISO files. For this, you have to use some tools which are Any to ISO, Win Archiver, or Power ISO. Sometimes they are not free. You can use the lite version of the tools.
Any To ISO
The steps to use the tool are given below.
- First, you have to download and then install the Any To ISO on your PC.
- You have to right-click on the DMG file you want to convert
- A drop-down menu will appear. You have to select ‘Convert to ISO’ from the options.
- You have to select the folder in which you want to keep the converted file.
- Then you have to click on Start.
- The file will be converted then.
Power ISO is also a converter which can convert DMG files into ISO. You have to follow the steps for this.
- At first, you have to download and install the Power ISO in your PC.
- Then you have to run it.
- You can select tools and then select Convert.
- You have to select the DMG file.
- And you have to click OK to convert the file.
After this you can easily open and know about the content about the DMG files in your windows.
Usually, DMG files are not found on windows. It is not that common like finding JAR files, etc in Windows. They are generally files of Mac. If you find the files on your Windows PC, you have to open them. To know about the contents of the files the methods of opening the DMG files are necessary. After reading this, now you know obviously how to open DMG files on Windows and all the whereabouts.