DMG file format is one of the most well-known container format to distribute and compress software on Mac operating system. You can compare DMG files with ISO files in Windows computers. The only difference is DMG is compatible with Mac computers and ISO is compatible with Windows computers.
It is the most popular file format to install Mac or Windows operating system these days. However, if you try to run DMG files on Windows, it will not be compatible and no application in Windows can run it. Nevertheless, if you convert the DMG file to ISO file format then you can easily extract all the files from that ISO image on Windows computers.
Reasons to Convert DMG to ISO:
- DMG is not compatible with Windows operating system.
- Any Windows operating system can extract files from ISO image.
- Install operating systems or software on DMG files in Windows computers.
- ISO files gives more options to operate with in Windows systems.
In this tutorial, we will show you two efficient ways to convert DMG to ISO image files so that you can run them in Windows operating system.
Method: Convert DMG to ISO with Command Prompt
In this method, we will be combining dmd2img tool with command prompt app to convert DMG to ISO file format. It is a bit complicated but if you follow the below instructions correctly then you will surely be able to accomplish this.
Step 1. Launch your favorite browser and open http://vu1tur.eu.org/tools/
Step 2. Download the dmg2img tool by clicking on “win32 binary” link.
Step 3. After downloading the zipped file, right click on it and choose “Extract All…” from the given options.
Step 4. Now, press Shift and make a right click together on the folder where you have extracted the files to open the command prompt window.
Step 5. Click dmg2img.exe file and type the following command line on the command prompt window and press Enter.
dmg2img <source file.dmg> <destination file.iso>
For example, if want to convert a DMG file named as abcdef.dmg then type the following command line
Step 6. After you have hit enter, the file will be converter in no time.
Step 7. You may now burn the ISO image on your Windows operating system without any issue.
Converting DMG to ISO could be challenging if you don’t know how to do it properly. However, in this guide we have shown two amazing ways to accomplish this without damaging the original DMG file. Remember, if you are using Mac then DMG file is enough to install apps and operating systems, but in Windows systems, you will have to convert the DMG to ISO in order to make it usable. It is suggested that you download and copy the DMG file on your Windows computer first then perform the above methods to convert it.