Well i've been looking around for a way to lock folders in OSX. I've searched through the forums and gotten a few idea from people. The whole disk image thing seemed like too much of a hassle, and many of the third party apps either cost money, or could only lock specific files. Then, I stumbled upon this: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031127154430809&query=password+protect+folders Seemed like a simple and effective way to get the job done, so I figured i'd give it a try. I click over to my ichats folder, which held all the logs of my aim conversations. Definitely something I wouldn't mind having locked. Go into info, go to details, and change the owner to system. It promps for password as expected, then the folder becomes locked and says I dont have sufficient privilages to access. Perfect I said. Only then I went over to unlock the folder and it doesn't seem to want to let me. I changed the owner back over to my user name and it seems to just ignore me. I don't know what i'm doing wrong. Anyone else tried this? At this point, locking folders can wait. I just kinda want my ichats folder back.