Creating disk images with Disk Utility


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Creating disk images with Disk Utility

When you download a hunk of Mac software, it sometimes arrives in the form of a disk image, which is identified by its .dmg extension. Disk Utility has the ability to create disk images, which can come in handy but how so? Well let's follow along. One of the most immediately useful things you can do with disk images is copy a mounted volume or folder on your Mac. For example, suppose you just got a CD ROM based game for your kid, and that kid is likely to smear it with peanut butter and honey, meaning you have to buy another copy of the disk.

You can create a disk image of that CD and mount it; as far as the Mac is concerned the mounted disk image is the CD so you can safely tuck that disk away from your kid while still allowing him to use it. To this kind of thing insert a CD and select it in Disk Utility, choose File, New, and then Disk Image From and this will be the name of your media drive. In the sheet that appears you have a number of options. You can leave it as compressed, if you are ...

Creating disk images with Disk Utility
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Creating disk images with Disk Utility provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Beyond the Basics

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