Put passwords on files or folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bfg110, May 29, 2006.

  1. bfg110 macrumors member

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    Someone told me that I can put a passwordon a file or folder in mac osx without getting an external program. Does anyone have a link to where I would find how to do this, or does anyone know how?

    I appreciate it
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    They lied to you.. you cannot do this.

    However you CAN make a password-protected 128bit encrypted disk image to store your data.
    Use the Mac Help to find out how (search for encrypted disk image).
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Tip: make sure you remember the password or else you are stuck. I am not too fond of the encryption...never used it.


    Bless
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Note to original poster:

    I am NOT talking about FileVault. I suggest avoiding the use of FileVault.
    I am talking about encrypted disk images.
     
  5. Rickay726 macrumors 6502

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    i use the encrytion method, works great for hiding your porn. :D
     
  6. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Well, your best bet would be to make a password protected disk image, but if you are feeling like an application check out Waterfall Software's Wallet. I love that app! Google it.
     

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