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10.3: Copy a mounted disk image in the Finder window Desktop
Since you can't drag a mounted disk image from the Finder sidebar to copy it -- doing so removes it from the sidebar -- it's a pain to copy a disk image and its contents without reverting to the Desktop. But there's a way!

Use the trusty proxy icon in the Finder window title bar. Click the disk image icon in the sidebar to move to that window. Then, to copy the entire disk image as a folder, Option-drag the proxy icon to whatever folder you want to copy it to. This trick also works for any mounted volume, not just DMGs.

[robg adds: Another way of doing this is to add your Computer to the sidebar. Once it's there, click the Computer logo, and you'll see any mounted images in the first column (along with your volumes and CD-ROMs, etc.). From here, you can copy disk images as you did in 10.2...]
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10.3: Copy a mounted disk image in the Finder window
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Oct 28, '03 03:41:25PM

You can also copy and paste the mounted disk image, although what you end up with is a folder. But if what you are interested in is the contents, then that works fine. :)



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