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How to Convert a Sparse Image to DMG

by Ashley Donohoe

Mac OS X supports a variety of disk image formats. When you create a sparse disk image, it has a maximum size and grows as you add files to it. This lets you conserve space. DMG files are compressed disk images and also conserve space. If you need to convert a sparse image to a DMG, you can use the Mac's Disk Utility program to convert the image.

Step 1

Double-click the sparse image to mount it on Mac OS X. Open Disk Utility by clicking "Applications," "Utilities" and "Disk Utility."

Step 2

Select the sparse disc image from the list of volumes on the left pane of the window. Click "Convert." Enter a name for the DMG image that you want to create. Select "Compressed" from the "Image Format" drop-down menu.

Click "Save" to convert the sparse image.

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