Better/Cheaper Password protected folders than MacKeeper?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by V4705, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. V4705 macrumors 6502

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    I Don't really want to spend 40$ for one feature I need and remove it after few months (when the Lion will come out with external drive encryption).

    Do you know better/cheaper alternative for this purpose ? I tried to use Disk Utility with encryption but it take forever to create one (250gb "empty" image, 20min left and I think its not even on 10%).


    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Encrypted disk images are the way to go. If it takes a while set one up just before you go to bed.
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    Try SecureFiles. A lot quicker than Disc Utility. Download from here. And it's free! :)
     
  4. V4705 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    great software! it make me learn about sparseimages and sparsebundle so i made a new image with disk utility but this time as sparsebundle and not .img file so its faster and take less space on the harddrive.


    thanks!!
     

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