1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 28, 2006 6:48 AM by Danny Espinoza
Judy Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)
Is a password protected dmg file readable by PCs or is this just a Mac file?

If PCs can't read the file, how do I protect a file so it can be compressed and read on a pc? I need to send some sensitive info to a pc.

MacBookPro 15", iMac G5, TiBook, G4 MP 500; G3 beige 333, iMac 333, others, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Danny Espinoza Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)
    Judy, DMG files are disk images, and thus only readable on a Macintosh. To send a protected file to a Windows user, your best bet is to use ZIP compression with encryption.

    Unfortunately, I don't know of any free utilities that create encrypted ZIPs.

    However, there is a very well reviewed shareware ($20) application called BetterZip that can create encrypted ZIPs that are WinZip (a popular Windows program) compatible.

    FYI, OS X creates unprotected ZIP files with its "Create Archive of" function in the Finder, so that's always an option if you're ever sending something that isn't sensitive.