App to password-protect folders?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ThunderRoad, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. ThunderRoad macrumors member

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    Thread title is pretty self-explanatory. Is there an app that will let me password-protect specific folders/documents?

    I'm trying to avoid installing anything which hides certain folders, because just prompting a password would be so much simpler.

    Thanks
     
  2. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Only if you're jailbroken.

    If you are, there's Applocker, Lockdown and some others :)
     
  3. ThunderRoad thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, no I'm not unfortunately. Why are those only possible if you're jailbroken?
     
  4. musty345 macrumors regular

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    I'm not really sure why Apple doesn't enable this feature, but I guess app developers aren't allowed to make apps like that.

    If you want to do what you've said, you'll have to jailbreak. It's super easy though, just takes one click with the new Absinthe jailbreak :)
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Is this for your Mac (posted in the Mac Applications Forum)
    or for your iPhone (all of the answers you have received)

    They are two different questions
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can use this method to encrypt specific OS X folders as sparse image bundles.
     
  7. ThunderRoad thread starter macrumors member

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    For my Mac, sorry I should have specified. Does that change the stance on jailbreaking etc?

    I'll keep that method in mind, just wondering if there were any apps dedicated to it. Thanks
     
  8. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I just created a encrypted image (.iso) that I leave on my desktop, then it prompts for a password when you mount it, do what you need to do then unmount the image and thats it..
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Never used them myself, but I found this and this. Knox is from the same dev that makes 1Password if that means anything.
     
  10. Mal macrumors 603

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    There doesn't exist any comparable concept as jailbreaking a Mac, because it doesn't need it. Those who posted answers related to it simply hadn't noticed which forum they were in.

    jW
     

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