Fast, no-nonsense disk image mounting for macOS
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README.md

FastDMG

FastDMG is a macOS utility to quickly and efficiently mount .dmg and other disk images without any unneeded nonsense. It is a very fast and reliable replacement for Apple's hopelessly inefficient and annoying DiskImageMounter app.

Features

  • Doesn't waste your precious time verifying disk images
  • Auto-accepts annoying end user license agreements
  • Runs in the background (doesn't show up in the Dock)
  • Displays no windows or menus and stays out of your way
  • Multithreaded and can concurrently mount several images
  • Disk image document icons continue to look the same
  • Handles all disk image types supported by DiskImageMounter (dmg, iso, smi, etc.)

FastDMG is a very minimal wrapper around the hdiutil command line tool that ships with macOS. It therefore uses Apple's private DiskImages framework indirectly. It is free, open source software. If you like it, feel free to make a donation.

How to use

  • Move FastDMG.app to your Applications folder
  • Select a .dmg file and press Cmd-I to show the Finder's Get Info window
  • Select FastDMG under "Open with:"
  • Press "Change All..."

FastDMG will then take care of mounting .dmg disk images when you open them in the Finder. You can do the same for .iso, .smi and any other disk image formats supported by FastDMG.

BSD License

Copyright (C) 2012-2018 Sveinbjorn Thordarson <sveinbjorn@sveinbjorn.org>

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.