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How to open hidden disk image

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Bryceon44 Calculating status...
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Nov 11, 2012 2:44 PM

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
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,010 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to Bryceon44)

    How did you hide it? Do just the opposite.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,010 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to Bryceon44)

    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.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,010 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to Bryceon44)

    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.

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