How to Mount a DMG as a DVD

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A DMG file is a Mac OS X-based mountable disk image that contains compressed raw block data used for Mac OS software typically downloaded from the Web. When opened on a Mac, the DMG file mounts as a virtual disc drive, using Apple Disk Utility. DMG files are intended for Macintosh computers only, but, using special software, it is possible to mount a DMG on Windows as if it was a DVD.

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    Download and install MagicDisc from (see Resources). Once installed, MagicDisc will display an icon in the system tray (at the bottom-right of your screen). The system tray icon resembles a disc.

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    Right-click the icon in the system tray. This will display a menu of MagicDisc's options.

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    Go to "Virtual Drives," "Device: No Media" and then left-click "Mount." A file-selection window will open.

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    Browse in the file-selection window to find the DMG image that you wish to mount. Select the file, then click "Open."

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    Click "OK" to mount a DMG as a DVD. You can open Windows Explorer and go to "Computer" to see the DMG mounted in a virtual drive.


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    Download and install PowerISO from (see Resources).

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    Right-click the PowerISO Virtual Drive Manager in the system tray. A pop-up menu will open.

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    Click one of the virtual drives listed in the menu. A file-selection window will open.

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    Browse your PC in the file-selection window for the DMG image and then click "Open" to mount the DMG.

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    Download and install Daemon Tools Pro from (see Resources).

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    Go to the "Start" menu and click "Computer." Find the DMG image and then right-click the image. A menu of options will open.

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    Left-click "Mount Image" in the pop-up menu to mount the DMG in Daemon Tools Pro.

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