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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AFPoster, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    So I have been searching google like crazy. I know when I had Windows I could hide certain files that I didn't want anyone to find if my computer was taken unless they knew which folder I had it in and how to reveal it and the password to unlock it to view it. I can't seem to find a way to do this with my Mac outside of having to download a free app or buy one to pw protect it. Does anyone know a way to hide / pw protect a file?
     
  2. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ah thank you i'll watch it tonight when I get home, this computer doesn't allow youtube gotta love work pc's.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Security through obscurity. Hopes you're not protecting anything meaningful because unless you're password protecting, it isn't secure in the least. Encrypted DMG and TrueCrypt are my choices for file/folder protection.
     
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