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[MacOS] Handle DMG Images under Microsoft Windows

Are you one of those lonesome people who tried to access the contents of a DMG image under Windows? Yes, there are several ways like converting to ISO with programs like Magic-Iso or mounting with Mac-Drive. All these solutions are nice, handy and well… expensive…

Simply using 7-zip is in my opinion the easiest way, as all of us should have 7-Zip installed anyway ;-)

  • right click the .dmg file
  • choose:
  • a submenu opens, in that submenu choose:
    unpack to <nameofmydmg\>
  • wait a couple of secs while unpacking and
    open the subfolder <nameofmydmg\>
  • you should find a bunch of files:
    1.Primary GPT Header
    2.Primary GPT Table
    6.Backup GPT Table
    7.Backup GPT Header
  • The file for further examination is “4.hfs”. It mostly is a lot bigger than all the rest of the files.
  • now do a right click on "4.hfs" again and
  • choose 7-Zip
  • a submenu opens again, now in that submenu choose:
    unpack to <4\>
  • et voilà…

you’re done with unpacking… now fire IDA and find the jump ;-)

[MacOS] Read HFS+ Drives and DMG Images on Windows


As a dualbooter you are often confronted with the problem that you just saved a file on the other system. While being on OS X this is not a too big problem since you can at least access those NTFS (read only) and Fat32 (read/write support) drives. But being confronted with Microsoft Windows you are stuck.

But hey wait: try this nice Java Open Source Project: Catacombae HFS Explorer (link). It opens and extracts files from drives and images formatted in HFS+. Sadly it seems not be able to write to those disks. For having read and write access to your HFS+ disks I strongly recommend Macdrive 7.


Jeder von MacBook Pro oder Hackintosh Dualbootern kennt die Situation, dass wir gerade nach Microsoft Windows gebootet haben, aber eine bestimmte Datei leider eben unter OS X liegt. Für Leute, die nur lesend auf ihre OSX Partition zugreifen wollen, gibt es das Open Source Projekt Catacombae HFS Explorer (link). Schreiben kann dieses Programm auf HFS+ Dateisysteme aber leider noch nicht. Um lesend und schreibend auf die OS X Partition zuzugreifen, empfehle ich Macdrive 7.