DMG Enabler
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Converts standard disk images to internet-enabled images.   Free
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DMG Enabler is a droplet that converts standard disk images to internet-enabled ones without having to use the Terminal. Just drag the .dmg file onto the droplet to make it Internet enabled. Drag it back onto the droplet to disable it.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • You can now choose files to process by navigating to them instead of having to drag-n-drop.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later (may work on earlier versions, but is untested)



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Matthew567 reviewed on 05 May 2006
I love this app! It saves me minutes everytime I need to make an internet enabled DMG before I upload it. Kudos to the developer :)
[Version 1.0]

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Peter da Silva replied on 05 Mar 2008
Why do you ever "need to make an internet-enabled dmg"?
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ericob commented on 04 May 2006
To understand what a "Internet Enabled Disk Image" is, read (as another poster mentioned) this Apple doc:

Personally, I don't care for images with this feature turned on: images are silently mounted, their contents copied to the location of the image and then the image file itself is moved to the trash. I find this makes the process less transparent, and (for me) more confusing.
[Version 1.0]

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Peter da Silva replied on 05 Mar 2008
It's also a security issue, since it allows people to drop trojanned files on your desktop just by following a link in email or in Safari with "open safe files" turned on.

Apple REALLY needs to reconsider having this functionality at all. It's not as daft as Microsoft's ActiveX, but that's damned faint praise.
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NinjaBoy commented on 04 May 2006
Well its about time someone thought of an app like this!

Now I won't receive any more emails from friends saying 'sorry-didn't receive your file'.
[Version 1.0]

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ericob replied on 04 May 2006
This program should have no effect on whether anyone has problems with a DMG you send as an email attachment. It simply automates (and hides) the process of: mount, open, copy contents, unmount, move image to trash.
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hypert commented on 04 May 2006
What's an "internet-enabled" disk image? I thought the binary DMG files could be mailed, FTPed, or downloaded without any mods?
[Version 1.0]

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gods_clown commented on 04 May 2006
HYPERT wrote:
"What's an "internet-enabled" disk image?(...)"

You might find this link useful:

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/SoftwareDistribution/Concepts/sd_disk_images.html

;-)

God's clown
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ericob replied on 04 May 2006
Reading the Apple documentation, "Internet Enabled" DMG files have nothing to do with their transportability over the Internet. "Because read-only .dmg files use a flat file format and Disk Copy can create compressed disk images, it is unnecessary to convert a .dmg file to either StuffIt format or MacBinary format."
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Downloads:5,893
Version Downloads:3,598
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:04 Mar 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DMG Enabler is a droplet that converts standard disk images to internet-enabled ones without having to use the Terminal. Just drag the .dmg file onto the droplet to make it Internet enabled. Drag it back onto the droplet to disable it.


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