Is Password Protect Possible For A Folder?

Negotiator74

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 26, 2007
23
3
San Diego, CA
Hello,

I have a folder that I would like to password protect. Is this possible with Snow Leopard? If not, is there a third party app that would do this??

Thanks in advance!!
 

Caleb531

macrumors 6502
Oct 17, 2009
289
0
You can create an encrypted (password-protected) disk image and copy your files to there.

To do that:

  1. Open Disk Utility, and click the New Image button in the toolbar.
  2. A dialog will appear where you can choose a name, size, and encryption setting for your disk image.
  3. After clicking Create and choosing a password, the image will automatically mount, and you can copy whatever files/folders you want.
Keep in mind you can only copy files/folders to the disk image. You should delete the originals to keep them safe (now that they're in the disk image). This is really the only way of password-protecting a folder (there might be an app available but none that I know of).

More information in this thread.
 

Negotiator74

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 26, 2007
23
3
San Diego, CA
Thanks for the advice here... I did find the third party app Espionage and I'm going to give that a try. It just password protects and doesn't encrypt which is exactly what I wanted.
 

ttopp

macrumors regular
Mar 1, 2007
236
0
is there no something under "get info" where you can set the requirement for a pasword to open? im no at my mac will look when i get hame..
 
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