.SPARSIMAGE File Extension
- Developer by: Apple, Inc.
- Category: Disk image (ISO) binary Files
What is an .SPARSIMAGE file?
.SPARSIMAGE is Mac OS X image
The SPARSIMAGE file extension is used for so called sparse images in Mac OS X operating system. These files are created by the Disk Utility.
Unlike a full DMG image, which takes up as much actual space as the real disk it represents (regardless of the amount of unused space), a SPARSEIMAGE takes up only as much actual disk space as the data contained within, up to a maximum of the capacity assigned during creating