FileVault On Certin Directories

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ee99ee, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    Is it possible to only encrypt certain directories? All of my data that needs to be encrypted on my laptop is pretty much in one or two directories. I do NOT want to encrypt my entire home directory, just this directory.

    Also, is there a way to share encrypted file systems between Windows and Mac? What I mean is the ability to send a Windows (or Linux) user an encrypted image and have them be able to open it with the password. We keep company data in TrueCrypt images now, but if there is something cross platform that would be great.

  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    The "poor man's" version of this is to create a password protected disk image (using Disk Utility) and store the files you want to be protected in there. Just make sure not to save the password in Keychain, and those files will be reasonably well protected. Assuming you use a strong password.

    As for exchanging files, not sure about advanced methods, but could you just create a password protected ZIP file? How stringent are the protection requirements?
  3. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2005
    you could try OpenSSL with AES encryption, but you will need to install the software on windows and make it nicer to encrypt/decrypt

    but if its just nice encryption you want, try using zips as suggested.
  4. miyan macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    GnuPG is a standard application for encryption. It runs on linux, Mac OS X and Win.

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