Quick Qustion about passwording a folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lapalapalapa5, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. lapalapalapa5 macrumors newbie

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    is there anyway to set up a password on a particular folder? like in order to open it or edit it you have to enter a password? ive looked everywere and cant seem to find the answer, ive tried firevault but that just locks the whole home folder correct? sorry for the n00b question

    thank you so much
    ~Kevin
     
  2. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Use Disk Utility to create an encrypted disk image. This will allow you to create a password protected "virtual" drive that you can store documents and data in. If you need more info just say so...
     
  3. lapalapalapa5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ahh ok i didnt think of that
    thank you so much!
     
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    i actually just did that last night for the first time. It's pretty cool. Remember to use a sparse image if you don't want the entire storage size allocated regardless of what you have actually placed in the file.
     
  5. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    How do you do and encrypted disc image when I try it it says 'unable to create "insert file name.dmg" resources busy.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Mmm... Where are you trying to make the image? Make sure you're making it inside a writable folder. Make sure it doesn't have the same name as an image you already have mounted, also.
     

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