locking folders / applications

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    is it atall possible to lock an individual application or folder if so how???

    thanks in advance (im running tiger)
     
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    yellow

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    You mean lock it so another user can't use it?

    For app, you'll have to use the Parental Controls to allow/disallow users into Applications. But for locking of folders, you should try using an password encrypted disk image to store data in. There's no facility for locking of folders. Maybe a 3rd party application, but so far I've not heard of any that are decent.
     
  3. EGT
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    EGT

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    To lock an individual folder, click on the folder and "get info" (cmd + i) Then change everything under the "Ownership and permission" menu to "no access".

    I'm think this is the right way but an encrypted disk image would be better. There are a few posts on how to do this, i forget how.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no not a lifer just a mac nooooobie but loving it so far, bought a g4 17" powerbook 3 weeks ago. have been using windows for a few years but finally seen the light!! pretty sure i wont be looking back, my powerbook came with panther but just installed tiger the other day its soooooooo good really like it thanks for the help
     
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    yellow

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    Ah.. heh, that's my signature, all my posts have it on there. It's more of a rhetorical question meant to have you go to the link and vote in the post. But thanks for responding!
     
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