Locking/password protecting folders on iPod?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Gee, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Hi there

    Been backing up my iPhoto pics and mail messages to my iPod using Backup, just in case I get my laptop nicked. It has just occurred to me though that I'm probably more likely to get my iPod stolen - I assume that whoever nicked it would then be able to mount it as a firewire drive and access all my files.

    So the question is, any way to stop this? Can I password protect or lock the iPod or the backup folder? And if I do, will Backup still work?

    Cheers chaps
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    Maybe you can try going to Disk Utility and making an encrypted image on the iPod (in Disk Utility go to Menu, then Images) and simply putting the Backup File inside it, this should ensure that your data stays safe with password

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