Anyone know of any good apps to password protect folders/files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kylecib123, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. kylecib123 macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately there are times when i need to share my desktop with people at work.
    I don't necessarily need the files to be "hidden"....just unopenable without password. these files are primarily excel files with employee records/sensitive business records (nothing life or death, just would rather keep prying eyes away)
    If it makes it easier, i could throw all of these files in a single folder and just password protect the folder.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    Set up a guest account and share a folder using fast user switching.
     
  3. jacogame macrumors newbie

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    u can just use the disk utility,create a new blank disk image,
    of course you can choose the image size u want,
    copy the file you want hide into the image~
    and never remember password in the keychain~
     

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  4. kylecib123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool, thanks for all of the advise. probably a safe bet to just use the disk utility first, give it a try and then maybe try the others
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    If you make the disk image 'sparse' it will only take up the actual amount of data that you have stored in there, rather than being the size you specify at the start. Just a hint.
     
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    Wow. Thanks for that tip. I didn't know that. Now I do. :D
     
  7. touchher macrumors regular

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    A little off topic... but how bout a good (free) application that can apply tints to photos?
     

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