Can't "lock" folders in Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlindGoldfish, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. BlindGoldfish macrumors regular

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    I tried to make a folder write-only, then save my preferences by locking the folder and securing changes, but I can still change it from write only to read only in the information section. Any idea what is going on?
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    You've got admin privileges... of course you can change it back...
     
  3. BlindGoldfish thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right. But I can change it back without unlocking the "make changes" lock on the lower right hand corner of the info about the folder. Basically I want to lock it down so even if someone is using my account, they can't get into the folder without my password. I thought I was able to do this with Leopard.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    *NIX permissions don't work that way. The only way to password protect a folder in OSx is to put the folder into a password protected image (dmg).
     

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