Make a folder/file password protected

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  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    I don't know how to make a folder password protected, I know how in OS 9, but, I haven't had the need forever and now I do, I'm runnign Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.3. What I need to have protected is a folder that holds a backup of my website.

    Any applications or something?

    I tried using it in Keychain but, I don't know what I'm doing in there.

    Help appreciated! :)
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you should know this has been beaten to death here.


    the best and easiest option you have it so make an encrypted disk image through Disk Utility.
     
  3. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Um, ok. Jeesh.

    Uh... I just want to encrypt the folder. Can't I just do that like the 'ol days?
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no. you can't just password protect a folder anymore. there are apps out there that can do this for you, but their reliablilty is questionable.

    the easiest and most safe-proof method is to create a Sparse Encrypted Disk Image.
     
  5. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok thanks, I'll try.
     
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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    open disk utility. select create new image. in the drop down that appears select AES-128 for Encryption.
     
  8. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Seems a bit of a slow way of doing this. Hopefully this will be put in 10.5 or someone makes a reliable program for this at some point.
     
  9. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, I agree. I never needed it so I didn't really "investigate" it, but, now that I realize it, I'm shocked it's not intergated...
     
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  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Wow... another 3 year old thread resurrection!

    But, yes, using Disk Utility to create an encrypted disk image is still the preferred method ;)
    Just don't save the password to the keychain!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

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    Change Sharing & Permissions

    Try just right clicking on the folder you want to protect and select "Get Info". down at the bottom you'll find "Sharing & Permissions", just leave yourself as the only one with "Read & Write" privileges. Change everyone else to "No Access". This is providing that everyone doesn't use your Login account.
     
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  15. njl macrumors regular

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    use disk utility and create a workflow with automator to make things quicker..
     

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