app to password protect a external hdd

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by koopa35, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. koopa35 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    ... just what the title says. does anyone know of an app. i carry my passport with my docs on it. and if i should lose i dont want my info in others hands.
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Well the most commonly used method for doing what you are wanting to do is to create a password protected encrypted disk image on your external drive using Disk Utility. A google search located a program called Ciphersoft from SubRosaSoft, but I didn't look at it myself since it is so easy to make a secure image with your Mac's built in software.

    A link to the Apple page for making secure disk images like this is

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