View Full Version : how to open .dmg file on pc?

10 October 2004, 03:07 PM
thanks in advance

10 October 2004, 04:41 PM
you will need to use something like DiskCopy to convert the .dmg file to a DVD/CD-R master image. Once you have done that you can use a program such as Nero to burn it to disk (and then non-mac computers will be able to read it).

10 October 2004, 04:50 PM
This site is good for finding out about files


10 October 2004, 05:00 PM
good advice. I haven't been to filext in a while but that dmg2iso looks like it would be a very simple solution (and free!). Once you have converted it to ISO you can burn it like you would any ISO file

10 October 2004, 12:49 AM
too many thanks for you.pearlpc looks like a good bridge between pc and mac.But i can not download it from pearlpc website directly.could you please give me yours?

10 October 2004, 02:18 AM
i have downloaded.but there is a error report:
dmg2iso v0.2a by vultur
ERROR: Can"t open input file

10 October 2004, 02:42 AM
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could you please tell me how to use diskcopy?what is the command line of diskcpoy?could you give me a example?

10 October 2004, 06:00 PM
diskcopy is a program on mac.
I guess I didn't ask before but do you have access to a mac? If so you can convert it to ISO9660 on the mac. once you have done that the windows box will be able to burn it. use this command in your mac terminal:

hdiutil convert /path/filename.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/savefile.iso

However, if you do not have mac access this will be a little more difficult and the only realistic solution would be to use the dmg2iso utility or something similar. I have used it before and didn't have any trouble. I think that your problem is that you were trying to use the pearl version. Do this:

click here:

right-click on "win32binary" > Save targe as

save the file in a location that you can access easily from a command prompt

open a command prompt
navigate to the directory containing the dmg2iso.exe file
type: dmg2iso <filename.dmg> <filename.iso>
for example if dmg2iso.exe was saved in c:\converter and the dmg file was in c:\converter\dmg and you wanted to output to go to c:\converter\iso you would do this:

c:\converter>dmg2iso .\dmg\test.dmg .\iso\convertedTest.iso

BAM! you got your self a burnable iso

good luck.

10 October 2004, 01:21 AM
i do as you said.but it looks like the problem can not be solved.and i can not enter into the web link you post.could you give me a dmg2iso.exe?thanks again.

10 October 2004, 03:13 PM
here you go. Just unzip in to the directory that you want to use it in.

10 October 2004, 05:31 AM
I still can not open 。dmg file。the dos prompt is the same as the previous。

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