Lock a folder.

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  1. iEugene macrumors regular

    iEugene

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    Hey everyone, is there anyway to lock a folder tha requires a password (or the master password) to open it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Create a .dmg that requires a password to open. Dont think you cxan do it on actual folders but i could be wrong. Would be interesting to find out.
     
  3. mufflon macrumors 6502

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    well yu could also chmod the map using chmod 000 in the terminal (none allowed to read / write), but there won't be any cleckup on password if you just doubli click the map - you just won't be able to read / open it
     
  4. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Well, working off that concept, chowning to root:wheel should allow for a password to be asked when it is opened.

    EDIT: Haha, root:wheel, not root:root. Silly misthunks.
     
  5. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Or just keep your porn on an external hard drive and keep it in a lockbox when not using it.
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    ;) Hit the nail on the head there methinks. :D
     
  7. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    I use this for an extra level of security on business docs (lending company so lots of personal id info in my docs).
    Locker
     
  8. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    If you back up to OS9, there was a golden built in solution there.

    In X, you need to create a protected disc image.

    Not nearly as elegant. I miss encrypted folders.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    ?

    FYI: There's no much security here... just the lock bit on/off?

    The safest way, without a doubt, is to create an encrypted disk image with Disk Utility.
     
  10. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    I am not using this to thwart the CIA. :cool:
    Just an extra level of security for when I am away from my desk.
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    But.. but.. all it does is mean that file/folder X can't be renamed or trashed.
    Anyone with access to it (permission wise) can still open it/view the contents, etc...
    I just don't want you to put hope of security for usernames/passwords/financial data/personal data in a basket that has a big hole in it.
     
  12. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    What about using hideout.

    It will hide a folder, and require a password to view it.
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Equally worthless..

    To hide the folder, it adds a period (.) to the beginning of the folder's name, which hides it from the Finder. Which means, 1) use the terminal to rename it and it's visible without a password. Or show "invisible" files in the Finder and it's visible and accessible with no password.

    IMO, that makes it worthless against anyone except the casual user.
     
  14. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    mmmmmmm, smut. woot!
     
  15. iEugene thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha. Nice come back.

    Actually there were passwords to things I didn't want folks looking at while over, but that would work none the less for porn. Though, living alone as I do, looking at porn isn't a problem. :cool:
     

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