Lock Folders and Application, How?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macfrik, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. macfrik macrumors 6502


    Mar 21, 2009
    Hello there,

    I have couple question that I would like to know.

    1. Is there any way that I can give passwords to a specific folder so that everytime I want to open it, it will prompt for a password?

    2. Same thing as number 1, but this one is the application which need to be locked using password.

  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Well, you can create a password protected Image using Disk Utility. That is the way that I keep my documents from prying eyes.

    1. Open Disk Utility

    2. Click on "New Image"

    3. Set your folder size that you need, name it, ect. Make sure to set the encryption to either 128-bit AES or 256-bit AES to password protect it.

    4. Create your image, it will prompt you to put in the password while it is creating it.

    5. After it is done creating the image, highlight your new image and hit Command + I. A new window will open, notice the image in the top left hand corner of the new window, drag a folder icon onto that image to change the image to that of a folder. This will fool people into believe that it is a folder.

    6. You are now done :)
  3. Signal-11 macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    2nd Star to the Right
    There's no real easy way to do this exactly the way that you're thinking of doing it.

    Easiest way to hide your porn^H^H^H^H private files is to just put them in an encrypted container, ie DMG/ZIP/RAR.

    Or you could start changing user and group permissions.

    Really depends on what exactly you want to do.

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