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  1. #1

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    Nov 14, 2007
    Does mounting a disk image from a external drive take up disk space on the local one?
    I have an disk image that is very large, but i only have like 3GB free space on my macbook pro.

    The disk image is located on an external hard drive.

    My question is, if i mount the disk image... does it still use the external drive... or does it use up local disk space on my macbook to mount it?

    Thank you in advance

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    For the love of god, clean off your hard drive. You should have at least 15GB free even if it's only an 80GB drive.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Nov 14, 2007
    lol i know. I'm saving money for another external . The majority of my disk space is being taken by windows in vmware. Although i have the disk space set to it's minimal.

    I work alot with flash and web design as well, so yea lol.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 02, 2009
    MBP 2.33 4GB: MacPro 8 Core 2.8, 16GB: MacMini 2.26 4GB: MacMin 2.53 4GB: iPhone3GS 32GB
    No, mounting an external image does not consume space on your local drive...but might want to do some housekeeping :-)

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