How to Open, View and Extract DMG File in Windows


Typically, .dmg is a file exrension specially for Mac disk image and many apps use it as setup file of installation. In many ways, it is similar to the ISO format used in the Windows environment. However, there are some significant differences. The biggest difference is that while a DMG file that does not contain software installation files and can't be opened on a Windows machine in default. DMG that is meant for installing software can not be executed in Windows. In this article, we will show you how to open and view DMG files on Windows machines.

To view a DMG installation file on Windows 10, you will need a special application such as UUByte DMG Editor. Although you will be able to open the file in Windows, please note that the setup file can not be used as an executable in this case.

Part 1: Open a DMG File in Windows 10/8/7 with PeaZip

PeaZip is a free and open-source file manager for varios types of compressed files. It can be used to open and view archive file formats such as DMG, ISO, RAR and many more. If the DMG file in question is not meant for software installation, you can use this program to view the contents of the file.

Step 1: Download PeaZip 64 Bit 6.6.0 on a Windows 10 64 Bit computer. Install the program and launch the application.

Step 2 : There are several ways in which you can open the DMG file at this point. The first way is to import the file from within the PeaZip software using the "Add" button. The second way is to double-click the DMG file, but this will only work if DMG is not associated with another program. The third option is to right-click on the DMG file and open with the PeaZip archive utility.

Step 3 : Once you have the file open in PeaZip, you will be able to view the contents and copy them to another location if you require. Depending on the type of files inside the DMG, you will require different applications to open individual files.

PeaZip DMG Extractor

 

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Part 2: View a DMG File on Windows with UUByte DMG Editor

The second app we recommend in here is UUByte DMG Editor, which is a robust application is available for both Windows and Mac OS X systems. Using it, you can directly view the contents of an DMG file as well as edit the contents of the file in several different ways. It is fully compatible with all the latest versions of Mac OS as well as the latest Windows 10 update.

One feature that makes DMG Editor stand out from the crowd is the extensive testing that it has gone through on different brands of Windows PC’s and a wide range of computers running Mac OS X. Another important feature is that it requires zero technical expertise to use. As such, if you are not very familiar with DMG and ISO file formats, this would be the ideal tool for you.

Key Features of DMG Editor

  • Extract and view contents from any DMG File.
  • Burn DMG file to USB or DVD.
  • Add, delete or rename files contacted in DMG File.
  • Create DMG file from local files and folders.

 

 

Step 1: Install UUByte DMG Editor

Download the installation file for UUByte DMG Editor and double-click to install the program on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Add DMG File

Launch the application and you will also see several other options such as Burn, Extract, Create and Copy disc. These options can help you create DMG files from scratch, copy them from a physical disk or burn .dmg file to create bootable media on USB or DVD / CD. The "Edit" option will allow you to open and view the files and make changes to the contents if required.

Step 3: Start Burning DMG to USB

Once you click on the "Extract" option, you will be taken to a page where you can load the DMG file. Once the file has been imported into DMG Editor, you will be able to view the individual files contained inside.

For Windows 10, this is the best archive utility available. It allows you a great deal of versatility when handling DMG disk image files.

Part 3: How to Extract a DMG File with DMG Viewer ($29)

Another utility to open DMG files in Windows 10 is DMG Viewer. This utility can be used to view two types of DMG files: Read only and Compressed. You can also use DMG file viewer to read mail files in the EML and EMLX formats. To open a DMG file and view its contents in Windows 10, follow the steps shown below:

Step 1: Download the SysTools DMG viewer utility and install the application in your Windows 10 computer.

Step 2: Launch the application and click on the File > Open. Browse and locate your DMG file, select it and click "Open" in the Explorer dialogue box.

Step 3: You should now be able to see the contents of the file. If it contains any email files for the Mac OS format, you will be able to click on that file and preview the contents.

DMG Viewer

 

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Part 4: Convert DMG to ISO and Open ISO File in Windows

If you dislike all the apps suggested above or all failed due to some reasons, then the last option is to convert DMG file to ISO. Why? Becasue there are tons of applications on Windows that can open and view ISO image. The biggest problem is how to successfully convert dmg file to ISO. We have tested a few apps and take AnyToISO ($29.95) as an example at here becasue of higher success rate.

Step 1: Download and install AnyToISO on a Windows PC. Then purchase a Pro license to activate the program.

Step 2: Now, open the program and import the dmg file to it.

Step 3: Check the option "Convert to ISO Image " and select a local folder to save the converted ISO file. After that, you can mount and view the ISO file with the stock Windows app.

AnytoISO DMG to ISO

 

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Summary

Opening dmg file on Windows is no longer an issue. I am dare to say at least one of the suggestions above will help you complete the task without any problem. Kindly try out the ones you prefer and leave your feedback in comment section if you still have problems.