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How do I reduce the size of a dmg disk?


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I created a dmg with disk utility with the capacity of 44GB to store files a while back but now i've started deleting files and I would like to reduce the size of the disk. Is there a way I can do this?
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Do you mean you created a 44GB partition on your hard drive?

Disk Utility will do this but there is always a chance the partition may be erased. Suggest making a clone on an external drive and then you can change the partition size and copy files back of necessary.

http://osxdaily.com/2009/11/20/resiz...-disk-utility/

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No the .dmg will stay the same size as you delete files from it. What you need to do is to make a new .dmg with the files you have left and delete the 44GB .dmg.

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Have you considered using a sparse bundle. When the file is created a limit is set and the size of the file can fluctuate up to that limit.

How to create a dynamically resizable disk image in OS X - CNET

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thanks for the replies, i'll try and make a new disk with sparse bundle
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