An IT admin may need to mount a DMG file in Windows for various reasons. For example, they may need to install a macOS application on Windows, or access a macOS partition. Fortunately, it is possible to mount a DMG file in Windows, though the process is a bit more complicated than simply double-clicking the file.
The first step in mounting a DMG file in Windows is to download and install a DMG virtual drive utility. There are several available, including DMG2IMG, DMG2ISO, WinDMG, and PowerISO. Each of these utilities allows you to mount a DMG file on Windows.
Once you have installed the utility, open the DMG file in it. Depending on the utility, you may need to select the “Mount” or “Open” option from the main menu. After doing this, the DMG file will be mounted as a virtual drive in Windows.
Once the DMG file is mounted, you can browse the contents of the file and access the data within it. If you are mounting a macOS application, you can then install the application on Windows. For example, if you are mounting a DMG file containing a macOS version of an application, you can install the Windows version of the application by dragging and dropping the files from the DMG file to the Windows installation folder.
If you are mounting a macOS partition, you can access the partition’s data by mounting it as a virtual drive. To do this, open the file manager in Windows and go to the “Computer” tab. Select the “Add a virtual drive” option, then select the drive letter of the DMG file you want to mount. Once you have done this, the drive should appear in the file manager. You can now access the data within the partition.
It is also possible to convert a DMG file to a different file format. This can be done with the same utility you used to mount the DMG file. Depending on the utility, you may be able to convert the file to an ISO, IMG, or other file format. This can be useful if you need to share the file with others who may not be able to open the DMG file.
Mounting a DMG file in Windows is not a difficult process, though it does require a few extra steps. By installing a DMG virtual drive utility and following the instructions provided, you should be able to mount a DMG file and access the data within it. If you need to convert the file to another format, you can also do that with the same utility.