locking files or folders

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  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    #1
    Does anyone know how to lock a file or folder so that it requires a password to access? Additionally how would I go about doing it on a pc?
    Thanks,
    Excalibur313
     
  2. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    there is a simple app called LameSecure you can get from versiontracker. it requires a password, but as the name suggests it is very lame. :p for anyone who knows what they're doing with Terminal i think it would be easy to bypass the password. but it's good for keeping stuff from, say, a younger brother. :D

    i'm not sure how you'd do that on a PC, but i guess there would be apps for that as well.

    additionally if you want to password protect files you can also make a disk image, and put a password on that. in Jaguar you can use Disk Copy (the app that mounts .dmg files) and in Panther i think you can use Disk Utility. you can make a new disk image that is read & write as well, and you can also change the size of the disk image later on. i've found this to be one of the best ways of putting a password on files.
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    You could change the permissions so that only you have access.
     

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