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I want to create a disk image - utilities/diskutility/new image... I create it, set the size at the default of 40mb, name it and set the encryption at 128. It asks for password and I create one and it mounts (or at least the only option to click is dismount or eject)

I save it to my desktop. When i double click on it, nothing seems to happen. I want to open it to store some personal confidential text files but can't seem to.

Applecare tells me to do a restart after creating one and i do, but this has no effect. What am i doing wrong? Can't drag a file to it, can't open it - it does not mount in the Finder like my OS X manual says it should. Give me some help please. Thanks.
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works fine for me, I did exactly the way you say. "name".dmg gets created, I double click on it and enter password, it mounts white virtual disk "name" and I have no problem copying to and from the virtual disk.
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are you working with it in the disk utility side bar? or does in mount in Finder? I guess maybe I just copy files to the white disk 'name'? while it's in the disk utility side bar? I'm not very sophisticated when it comes to theis stuff. I keep expecting it to open a window like an application where you can see all the files in it. Maybe since it's a new blank one it won't do this until something is copied to it?
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Copy to the White Disk. I had it do mine to the desktop. There is the name.dmg and the name (white) disc icon. I can open it and drag files into it.
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use finder, after creating .dmg, there is no need for disk utility anymore.
you do choose "read and wright" format when create right?

you can consider the "white" disk as a kinda "doorway" to encripted .dmg. all "move/remove" file operations are done throught it.

I have a little (2.5 MB) tutorial movie for it, but cannot upload to this forum.
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Thanks for the help - I finally just left things in Disk Utility, mounted the disk image, then clicked on volumes/"disk name" at the bottom of the screen, and this opened the window. i could then drag files or save to the disk image.

This never did mount in Finder - while at WaldenBooks last night, I picked up an OS X manual and thumbed to a section on Disk Images and it showed three ways to do this and they all ended up in Disk Utility - none in Finder.

The OS X manual I was using at home referenced that the Image would mount in the Finder side bar with the little eject button next to it but this never happened. I guess one of these manuals is incorrect - maybe Tiger 10.1 through 10.39 worked one way and 10.46 another?

H**l, i don't - it finally worked and I'm happy. Thanks.
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