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How to open dmg zip files

by yacovnik / June 3, 2012 1:35 PM PDT

Somehow I ended up [Mac Snow Leopard x.68] with Zipeg. the CNet dmg files I download do not open, cannot be extracted. I am sure there was earlier a free handy app like Stuffit that opened dmg app files? Help"

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Did you
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 4, 2012 8:25 PM PDT
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Just downloaded Zipeg_Mac.dmg from
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 4, 2012 9:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Did you and had no problem downloading and installing it.

Note that it is not an app designed to open .dmg files, that is a job best left to DiskImageMounter, which is part of OS X.

You really do not need anything other than that to open and mount .DMG files.

Stuffit, which is still available, deals with Zip and RAR files, along with others.


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Thanks. I had long forgot about a D Im mounter. Will have to
by yacovnik / June 5, 2012 6:33 AM PDT

...see if it exists in my X.6.8 or whatever latest..

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Of course it does,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 5, 2012 9:53 PM PDT

it is the default app for opening .dmg files.
It is part of the OS and is in all versions of OS X
It is not something that you have to download and install separately.


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