external HD - password protection?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tymmz, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Tymmz macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    I have a Firewire HD and would like to password protect it.

    My Admin account (password) and my "Friends" account (no password) both can access the HD but I want to make sure if somebody else connects the HD to a different computer that he is not able to read its content.

    I hope I don't sound confusing.

    -THX
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Yeah.. not possible.

    Store your data on an password-protected encrypted Disk Image on the external if it needs to be safe.
     
  3. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    Just wanted to edit my post:

    is it possible to work with an Disk Image in iMovie and Garageband? I mean: can I throw movies, songs, pics in that folder and also my iMovie file which changes all the time during the editing?

    Can't try it out right now.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Yes. The Disk Image mounts on your Desktop, just like another volume. Just make sure you select the appropriate size (and monitor it) ahead of time.

    EDIT:

    Though you can use a Sparse Disk Image to create a password protected disk image that uses dynamic sizing. Might be what you're looking for.

    Just a couple pieces of advice. 1) Remember your Password. 2) Back up your disk image regularly.
     
  5. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    thanks a lot.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Note: I edited my post above, just in case you didn't catch it.
     
  7. Tymmz thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tymmz

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    Thanks,

    have noted your edit.

    That's exactly what I need.
     

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