i looked at the few threads discussing the locking of folders but they didnt really answer my question. How can i make it so a folder can only be accessed when i am logged in as myself? there is another generic user that others can log in as, but i want it to not have access to a particular folder that contains all my personal files. I know i could leave it in my home folder, but this folder has ended up with tons of stuff in it and with the small partition for OSX i dont want such a large folder there...need the space for updates etc. the folder is set to ownership me (which has odd chinese characters next to it ) and the group as staff(me) but others no access. when i log in from the generic user the folder is accesable. This is what id like to stop...actually i may just lock my movie/tv show folder too so that people that i let use my computer wont be using it for entertainment (co-workers sometimes use it for westlaw and stuff, but that or grabbing a client file real fast is about all i want them doing with my baby) any help would be great...if i cant do that, what about using disk copy too encrypt it? would that make it password accesable only? THANX!!