5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 3:25 PM by Kappy
Bryceon44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I found a hidden disk image that I hid.  I can only see the image when using omni disk sweep.  When I click on the disk nothing happens.  There are 10gb of data on there I would like to acess.  Using omni disk sweep it does give me the option it looks to erase the disk, but I would like to see inside not erase. 

 

Any insight is greatly apreciated.

 

I have early 2008 macbook with snow lepord. 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Bryce


MacBook
  • 1. Re: How to open hidden disk image
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    How did you hide it? Do just the opposite.

  • 2. Re: How to open hidden disk image
    Bryceon44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hid using disk utility and password protected.  I named it " .english_final.dmg" trying to make it very unlikely someone would come across the file.  I may have selected option to make it not show up in search aswell.  In disk utility I think I accidently pressed delete or something and it dissapeared but did not end up in trash.  So i assumed it was gone forever until onmni sweep saw it. 

     

    is there a way using terminal to find it? 

     

    thanks

  • 3. Re: How to open hidden disk image
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    Well, unhiding the file may be easily done by renaming it by omitting the initial "dot/period." But if you've forgotten the password then you are pretty much out of luck.

  • 4. Re: How to open hidden disk image
    Bryceon44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I rename file?  I can only see the file in omnisweep.  I do know the password.  I am unclear on your directions. 

    Thanks

  • 5. Re: How to open hidden disk image
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    Open the Terminal in your Utilities folder. Enter at the prompt:

     

    sudo mv /path_to_file/.english_final.dmg /path_to_file/english_final.dmg

     

    Press RETURN. Enter you admin password when prompted. It will not by echoed.

     

    Substitute the path to where the file resides for path_to_file in the command line.