Free Folder Encryptian Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by davisjw, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. davisjw macrumors regular


    Jul 28, 2006
    Richmond, Va

    I'm wondering is there any free software out there that allows files to be encrypted with a password? I don't need anything too fancy, just a password would do... Thanks all for your time and a happy new year!
  2. dylan macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2005
    Disk Utility (in your Utilities folder) should do the job. You can use that to create encrypted disk images. If you make a sparse disk image it will grow in size as you add files, like a folder.

    EDIT: I just tried this out and it doesn't grow like I expected. To make it grow you need to go into the command line. Have a look here and here.

    To clarify it does the job but you have to set a finite size. So i guess you might as well make it a read/right image, I'm not sure what the difference is.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    gpg. See here for details This is pretty much the standard if you need to encrypt or sign a file.

    Mac OS X can encrypt a disk or a user's home directory but you asked for "files".

    Edit: Google found this:

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