Encrypting individual files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by opusthe2nd, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Any OS X app I need to know about, to do this? Aside from general PGP?
     
  2. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few out there. Check Versiontracker.com with the search word "encrypt". Most are free.

    I use iCrypt. It's simple and works OK. I use it to encrypt some medical files and other personal docs. I could never get a handle and manipulating the permissions access. You could use FileVault on your system preferances but I never trusted it because I heard it had bugs and you could lose everything.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Put them in a folder, then make a password-protected disk image (.dmg) of the folder using Disk Utility.
     
  4. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okie Doke, will play with iCrypt and see how it goes.

    Thanks!
     
  5. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    iCript (with its cool icon) is better for encryption of single file AND folder while Disk Utility creates password-protected .dmg folder ONLY.
     

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