Can't "lock" folders in Snow Leopard

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

  1. BlindGoldfish macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2010
    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

    Jan 20, 2010
    You've got admin privileges... of course you can change it back...
  3. BlindGoldfish thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2010
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    *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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