Encrypting One Particular Folder/File.... Possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wackintosh, May 20, 2008.

  1. Wackintosh macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    Hello everybody,

    is it possible to encrypt a single folder or file on a Mac? basically, I don't want to create multiple accounts. I just want to make ti so that it prompts for a password everytime I open that folder/file.

    Can someone help?


    - Mark
  2. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    Yes. Use Disk Utility to create a new Disk Image and encrypt/password protect it. (be sure not to save the password in your keychain though) Dead easy. Go through the options for size and encryption and that's it.

    Side note: on rare occasion they can go wrong so it's good to have a backup copy of the contents just in case.
  3. Yance macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009
    Encrypting a single folder in Time Capsule?

    I was reading your posting and it's right on the money...
    However, is there a way to do the same on a time capsule?

    Thank you

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