locking a text file?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by benmrii, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. benmrii macrumors 65816

    benmrii

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    I've been wanting to keep a file that lists my various login/password combinations since I'm a little over-cautious about a) storing them in my browsers and b) using the same one for each site (bills, email, forums, etc.)

    Is there any way to password protect a specific file? Text, image or .pdf? I believe I'm able to compress and lock a single file using various compression programs, but if there is a way to simply lock read access to a file that would be ideal. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

    scienide09

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    Put it in a folder and then password protect the contents of the folder.

    Consider using the integrated Keychain program to keep your secrets secret.
     
  3. benmrii thread starter macrumors 65816

    benmrii

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    I need to read up on keychain more and try it again, then. The last time I tried it was back in 10.1 or 10.2 and it was... not good.

    Thanks for the idea on the folder, much appreciated.
     
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