Folder Encryption...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cyroceon, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    I need to encrypt/lock a few folders on my computer. What is the easiest and most efficient program or way to encrypt them. I know Filevault does the entire Home folder, but I just need a folder or two within that. Any advice?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    there is no built in folder encryption in OS X. but you can make encrypted Disk Images, which would probably be your best bet.
     
  3. tip macrumors 6502

    tip

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    Encrypted disk images, or other apps, such as TrueCrypt.
     
  4. McGiord, Feb 23, 2008
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    As posted above use Disk Utility and create a New Disk Image that you can encrypt and it can be used as a Folder because you can add and remove documents from it.
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  5. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The problem is, for a 10-12 GB folder, it takes a hell of a long time to encrypt.
     
  6. McGiord, Feb 23, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    Use the 128 bit instead of 256.
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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you can also use a sparse image, which won't take up any more space than what you put into it.
     

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