DMG File Type

- The quick facts

What are DMG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DMG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DMG file?

A .DMG file is a Macintosh Disk image file.

A DMG file contains an exact copy (image) of a hard drive and can be treated as such by the Macintosh OS X operating system. These files can be created with Disk Copy, burned to a CD, or even mounted as a normal volume on Macintosh computers.

Some .dmg files may be encrypted in addition to being compressed, for added file security. These files are often used by software installers that download applications from the Internet to a user's computer.

Software on non-Macintosh systems can extract the content from these files as well.

How to open DMG files

We have identified 2 DMG openers that are compatible with this specific type of DMG file.

Programs that open Macintosh Disk image files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified

Last updated: July 5, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DMG files. Remember, different programs may use DMG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PowerISOPowerISOUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
PeaZipPeaZipUser submitted
Hamster Free ArchiverHamster Free ArchiverUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
HFSExplorer - A tool for accessing HFS/HFS+/HFSX hard drives and disk imagesHFSExplorer - A tool for accessing HFS/HFS+/HFSX hard drives and disk imagesUser submitted
WoopieZIPWoopieZIPUser submitted
UnzipLiteUnzipLiteUser submitted

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