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    Disk Image not recognized....

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    Unhappy Disk Image not recognized....
    Hey all, I have a problem with a disk image I made a while back. For reference, I'm running a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard

    I had a Disk Image I created in Disk Utility about a month ago, and had a bunch of files on there, it was a 35GB sized file. My HD was filling up so I've decided to take all the stuff that I don't need on a daily basis (i.e. Large Movie Files, this Disk Image) and copy it onto my 1TB external drive to free up some space on my computer.

    However, I originally thought I password-encrypted it but realized I hadn't, so before I copied the image .dmg over, I went to convert it to an encrypted file. Now the issue. I had a lot of programs up, and did "command-Q" by accident, not realizing it was in Disk Utility. So the program quit while it was still halfway thru the conversion. I tried opening up the .dmg but it said "error -43" can't recognize the file. Did I just lose everything on that disk image? I tried "Repair" on Disk Utility, but that's it. I don't know much about disk images, can anyone help me out?

    Thanks,
    Nick

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    Disk Image not recognized....
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    Did I just lose everything on that disk image? I tried "Repair" on Disk Utility, but that's it. I don't know much about disk images, can anyone help me out?
    I'm afraid that's exactly what happened. When you quit in the middle of the encryption process you wound up with a munged image - which of course now can not be unencrypted or accessed.

    I hate to sound negative but I've read thru many posts similar to yours regarding using encryption. And usually the story is the same - goodbye data. Why did you even want to encrypt the image? Movie files, even if they were pure porn are certainly not worth encrypting.

    Sorry about the rant. Hopefully you have backed up copies somewhere.

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    Disk Image not recognized....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I'm afraid that's exactly what happened. When you quit in the middle of the encryption process you wound up with a munged image - which of course now can not be unencrypted or accessed.

    I hate to sound negative but I've read thru many posts similar to yours regarding using encryption. And usually the story is the same - goodbye data. Why did you even want to encrypt the image? Movie files, even if they were pure porn are certainly not worth encrypting.

    Sorry about the rant. Hopefully you have backed up copies somewhere.
    ah the thing is I always use time machine but I didn't back it up since i made it. It had some credit card info etc, some movies but that wasn't the important stuff. I'll try to access it from my old computer thanks!

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