Free Folder Encryptian Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by davisjw, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. davisjw macrumors regular

    davisjw

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    #1
    Hey,

    I'm wondering is there any free software out there that allows files to be encrypted with a password? I don't need anything too fancy, just a password would do... Thanks all for your time and a happy new year!
     
  2. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Disk Utility (in your Utilities folder) should do the job. You can use that to create encrypted disk images. If you make a sparse disk image it will grow in size as you add files, like a folder.



    EDIT: I just tried this out and it doesn't grow like I expected. To make it grow you need to go into the command line. Have a look here and here.

    To clarify it does the job but you have to set a finite size. So i guess you might as well make it a read/right image, I'm not sure what the difference is.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    gpg. See here for details www.gnupg.org/ This is pretty much the standard if you need to encrypt or sign a file.

    Mac OS X can encrypt a disk or a user's home directory but you asked for "files".

    Edit: Google found this:
    http://macgpg.sourceforge.net/
     

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