Easy way to create a password protected folder for Windows users to access

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I use the Mac as my main computer. I just learned how to use the disk utility to create a password protected folder. It is a bit complicated.

    I want to create a password protected folder, put it in usb drive and then give the files to somebody's secretary for her to forward the files. Using disk utility, I can only create a password protected folder .dmg which Windows users probably don't know what to do with it. Is there an easy way to create a password protected folder for Windows users to access?

    If there is no freeware, how about free windows version of some software? Any recommendation?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    It looks like a bit of work to set up on every computer involved, but you could check into TrueCrypt software for encrypting a USB stick.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Using the disk utility, it generates a password protected .dmg file. Can Windows OS recognize this file type? How can Windows users read the contents?
     
  4. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Create a password protected zip file then copy that to the USB drive. Can't open it unless you have the password.
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How to do that easily on the Mac? I can do it in Windows using 7zip
     
  6. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    This link will explain one way.
     

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