What do you do if you have, say, an encrypted sparsebundle and some day you try to open it and you discover it shows up as a plain folder in the Finder instead as a bundle icon?
Double clicking will just open the folder and show you the bands that make up the bundle.
So I don't know how you fix the issue in the Finder but I know how you mount the sparsebundle and access the files: just open a Terminal window and type this:
Then you'll have your virtual drive mounted on teh desktop, and if need be you can just copy them to a new sparsebundle.
Comments from long ago:
Comment from: Andy Goundry
Ace post! I’d forgotten how to do that and this reminded me. Worked a treat!
Comment from: pdelges
setFile -a B /path/to/bundle/name_of_bundle.sparsebundle/
will set the bundle bit. The sparsebundle should then appear as a disk image.
setFile in part of the developer’s kit… but I think there are ways to install it witout installing the whole dev stuff.
Comment from: Ed
The backup disk image “/Volumes/Data/Apple’s iMac.sparsebundle” could not be accessed (error -1).
I had this message on my time machine. What does this means and how do I resolve it? Can anyone help me, please?
Comment from: zeroID
Nice, but I would like to know how to open an encrypted sparsbundle in iOS 13? Is there some app, I cannot find absolutely nothing.