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    Nov 25, 2010
    help with opening a .dmg image of old hard drive on another macbook?
    hi, new to the forum and am after some advice... apologies if this is in the wrong section or if there is already a thread for this (checked but couldnt find one).

    basically, my macbook pro 15" titanium (10.6.4) hdd wont boot, but disk utility says its fine?.... i am creating an image (.dmg) of the hdd and saving it to a location on our network. can i then open the image on my macbook 13" (10.6.5) to retrieve files etc that i want to get access to?

    aside from that its the data recovery route which i really cant afford at the moment.

    any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks you in advance.

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    Member Since
    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP Linux Mint 18
    I wouldn't make an image of the entire drive, just your user folder/s. Will save on space and most of your stuff should be in your user folder anyway.

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    Wheeljack's Avatar
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    Sep 04, 2007
    Buenos Aires
    MacBook Pro 2.53GHz, 6GB of RAM, Seagate Momentus XT 500GB (late 2008)
    Yes, you'll be able to open the disk image.
     Wheeljack

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