How to: Password protect a folder

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Benzi, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Benzi macrumors member

    Benzi

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    #1
    I have Leopard... anyone know how to password protect a folder?

    thanks.


    -mike
     
  2. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

    WildPalms

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    #2
    If you search on these forums for 'password protect folder' you should find a few (5) threads that have solutions for you.

    The following two ways work:

    1. Use Disk Utility to create an encrypted .dmg containing your content link:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107333
    or
    2. Use either of these two pieces of software:
    a) http://www.dekorte.com/projects/shareware/Crypt/
    b) http://www.apimac.com/secret_folder/index.php

    Are you familiar with a .dmg? This article explains what a DMG is: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106161
     
  3. Benzi thread starter macrumors member

    Benzi

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    #3
    THanks a lot bro.

    I'm trying to do it the first way you mentioned and the folder keeps getting mounted on my desktop. Do you know how I can set it to mount on my external HD?

    Thanks again!
     

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