how do you put a lock on certain programs?

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  1. pleasehelp!, Apr 5, 2009
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  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...do you have an external HDD you can just move your files over to...
     
  3. pleasehelp!, Apr 5, 2009
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  4. jtibbitt macrumors regular

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    hard disk drive
     
  5. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you can just move those applications to a separate folder and create an encrypted dmg file using disc utility. That way they won't be able to access or see the folder. When you get your computer back, mount the dmg file and move the applications back to their original locations.

    Not sure if it'll work or if it'll screw with the applications but you could try it.
     
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    It sounds like it's actually your documents/data files used by those apps that you're worried about, rather than the apps themselves. The simplest solution may be to create a second user account and not provide the password for yours.
     
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    An alternate approach is to create an additional account on your computer and set it to administrator privileges. Give the installer that user name and password. They can then use it to install, but will not be able to view or move your data.
     
  8. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, creating an admin account is the easiest way to go.
     
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  11. pleasehelp!, Apr 5, 2009
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    Is your account a limited (non admin) one?
     
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