lock/unlock changes

Discussion in 'macOS' started by princogu, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. princogu macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2011
    I was trying to password protect a folder. I simply wanted the folder to be password protected, and I don't use it very often.
    So, I tried setting permissions to "write only" for all users (including me), and it worked perfectly: it gave me an "access denied" message when I tried opening it.

    However, if one clicks cmd+i, anyone can simply set the restriction to "read and write", without the master password being asked.

    If I click on the lock, I need to type the password, but I can change settings anytime without clicking on the lock.

    What's going on?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why not create an encrypted DMG that has a password on it. The architecture of OSX is such that you really cannot effectively password protect a folder.

    A DMG on the other hand, its quite possible.

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