Encrypt folder with password...reverse?

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  1. kdotv23 macrumors member

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    You can't break into the folder if you forget or don't know the password.

    If you don't want the folder to have a password anymore, just save the folder outside of the dmg file.

    I use the method mentioned all the time and it works well. It creates a dmg file from the folder pointed to in Disk Utility. You can pick 128 or 256 encryption.
     
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    Yeah I read that if I forget my password, I lose the whole folder. Totally fine with that but my question was more towards taking out the password if I decide to not have it anymore?

    How do I save the folder outside of the dmg file?
     
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    Once you open up the dmg file, the folder becomes separate and you can save it anywhere you want, without having the password.
     
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    thanks for the help!
     

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