Hiding a file or password protect it from anyone?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Imola Ghost, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Is there a way to password protect a file?


    Hide the file from being seen from anyone?

    I've got my text document which I have all of my bills, account numbers, web site to pay the bill with passwords and everything and I'd like to hide or password protect it.

    Any ideas?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Use an Encrypted Disk Image. There is no out-of-the-box way to put a password on a traditional folder.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You could use user accounts for example, and every time you go away from the computer lock it via the Keychain Menu Bar symbol.

    Or use the software you create those documents with and password protect them via that, if that software allows that.

    Or create password protected Disk Images (DMG) and store your files there and un-mount them when another user wants to use your computer and has no own user account.
    How to create a password-protected (encrypted) disk image in Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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