I'm having trouble opening .dmg files on my g5 version 10.2.8. When i try stuffit expander opens and nothing happens. i tried pushing file then expand and still nothing. does anyone know what i can do? newbie
OS X 10.4.4.10.4.5 have caused a myriad of problems for users (i.e. rendering Apps useless, Safari slow, FireWire External devices not mounting to desktops, DVD/CD burners/players not working, or DVD/CDs randomly mounting, etc.).
I had the same problem as you with StuffIt Expander. I finally did a search to remove all the files to the trash, then created a folder for them and dragged them into it. Backed them up on a little CD.
Then went online to MacUpdate/VersionTracker, etc. sites & downloaded & resinstalled another. If your Mac uses OS9, check the 'Internet Utilities' folder, and you will find an Aladdin folder with Stuffit to use temporarily.
DMG file is a (CD) disk image created for Mac OSX PC's. My guess is that you'd normally unpack it on a Mac OSX PC.
For instance, if the file is meant to create a CD of clipart then yes, you'll be able to unpack it for use on a Windows or Linux PC as well as a Mac.