clear instructions on how to lock/password protect a folder using disk utility?

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  1. jbrittmartin macrumors newbie

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    ok so i searched prior to posting.

    i figured out that using disk utility is the best method to create a password protected and hidden folder, but i can't seem to find clear instructions on how to do this.

    can anyone help me out?

    i'd like to be able to have a folder that's password protected and hidden if possible. i'd also like to be able to add files and delete files from that folder in the future as well.

    thanks for any advice. :)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    r.j.s. has a tutorial on this I believe

    He should be along in a minute to share ;)

    You create a .dmg (disk image) and password protect it
    But don't save the password to the keychain

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. jbrittmartin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you MacDawg.

    yeah i gathered that much from my searches.... but i'm new to the Mac OS so a tutorial would be fantastic.

    so when i use this method can i also delete files from and add files to the disk image?

     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  5. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    Have you seen this?


    James

    Edit: MacDawg's answer pwns mine :).
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yes, you will mount the image, enter your password and use it to your heart's content ;)

    Then unmount it and it is locked away again

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, MacDawg.

    Don't forget your password, because it cannot be recovered.
     
  8. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    Yep, if you forget the password, you might as well trash the image.
     
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