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help with opening a .dmg image of old hard drive on another macbook?

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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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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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Yes, you'll be able to open the disk image.

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