I need to mount a
.dmg file on windows 7. These are the disk image container files as are commonly used with Apple's OSX.
What applications/utilities will do this? I know Daemon tools won't.
Convert the dmg file to an ISO format, then mount the iso with the same software that converted it.
Or convert it to iso on a MAC PC
dmg to iso
hdiutil convert /path/imagefile.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/convertedimage.iso
iso to dmg
hdiutil convert /path/imagefile.iso -format UDRW -o /path/convertedimage.dmg
According to the Wikipedia page on DMGs:
In Windows, most dmg images can be opened using several other programs such as Acute Systems TransMac, HFSExplorer, 7-Zip, UltraISO or IsoBuster. MacDrive can also mount simple dmg files as drives under windows, but not sparse disk or encrypted dmgs.
I suggest you try 7-Zip as you can use it for free and it's pretty solid software.
For any Linux users wondering about this, the same Wikipedia page states:
In Linux and possibly other Unix flavors, most .dmg files can be burned to CD/DVD using the program cdrecord or directly mounted to a mountpoint (e.g. mount -o loop,ro -t hfsplus imagefile.dmg /mnt/mountpoint).
PowerISO is a proprietary, cross platform, Freeware CLI tool that runs on Linux; it can convert most proprietary image formats to ISO, and newer versions support .dmg.
HFSExplorer is the only prg I know of that will open a password protected MAC DMG on WindowsXP (or in Win7 with Windows XP Mode installed - doesn't work under straight Win7).
To mount/manipulate the DMG without conversion, you could use HFSExplorer. It comes as freeware, and has a decent set of options and features. Since your working on Windows 7, 7-Zip is the only other option I see for your situation. Either way, however, it appears as though you would have to perform some form of conversion since you're using Windows to access the dmg disk image archive. Then, you could use a preferred program of your choice to mount the new, workable disk image. I would also suggest avoiding TransMac unless you're willing to invest in a paid option. The closest I've come to doing what you're asking about involved the use of a third-party fs driver from Paragon solutions, but it only appears to work with universal disk images like the ISO.
With that said, I am sorry to say that some form of conversion may be required to get the image mounted successfully.
Altap Salamander, IMHO the best file manager, also can dive into .dmg files and extract files.
What I do to mount DMG:
Alternatively you can simply extract DMG with this tool. Works on Mac and Windows