Folder Locking Software ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MrGeePee, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. MrGeePee macrumors regular

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    Hi, is there any software for MAC that allows me to lock folders? (and possibly hide them)

    I prefer to keep my porn :)rolleyes:) in a locked folder hidden away as my Dad will often ask to use my Mac.

    Thanks allot.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You can hide folders by prefixing a dot (eg .porn). This hides it and then you'll have to enable hidden files, or use the Terminal or use Go Menu==>Go to Folder to access it.
     
  3. MrGeePee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks mate, ill try it out.
     
  4. MrGeePee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone else got any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    What's wrong with my suggestion?

    EDIT: Ah, I see you have to use Terminal to change the name to add a dot prefix to a folder.
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Otherwise OS X tells you that it's being used for System files or something along those lines. Tried it myself. :)
     
  7. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    I have posted an answer to this same question that was posed 2 months ago in this very forum. Did you search before asking? No? *sigh*

    I'll see if I can find it again.

    In the interim, consider creating a .dmg and encrypting it with a password.

    Also, http://www.dekorte.com/projects/shareware/Crypt/ is quite elegant.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    There is HideFolders which looks suitable and is freeware. Its 4* rated on Versiontracker.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Why not ask your dad where he hides his porn? Seems kind of silly to have 2 of you hiding porn on the same computer; chances are, you have a lot of dupes. :p

    You could always create a new user account and use that for porn.
     

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