Encrypt files/folder on MBP using 10.5.2

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jneckert, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. jneckert macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2007
    Hi. I would like to encrypt files/folders on my MBP running 10.5.2 using disk images. File Vault is overkill and makes me nervous. I know which of my personal files I want to encrypt but I was wandering if there are any specific system files/folders I should encrypt that might contain personal data that I am not aware of. Also does Disk Utility both password protect and encrypt the disk images? Thanks in advance.
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    Disk Utility can both encrypt and password protect a dmg.

    You might find it handy to encrypt from the command line too. For example, you might want to keep individual files right where they are in the folder structure and quickly encrypt them. Here's some help on that.

    I suppose you could make multiple dmg files all over the place too, just by copying one before you add files to it.

    As for what to encrypt from the system files that depends on what your needs are. I don't really have any suggestions there.

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