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

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    #1
    ... 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

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    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 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1578
     

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