Looking for a program to password lock folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nim6us, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. nim6us macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2012
    So I know there's a method that's free but it's like a 13 step process to password protect a folder. The user who needs this is not very computer savvy, so I need a streamlined solution. Ideally where you simple right click the folder and say "Password Protect" then whenever it's opened they're prompted for a password.

    I realize the pitfalls with this logic, and have expressed that there are better ways to secure folders, however this is what the user wants. Can anyone recommend a program they have had experience with that fits my requirements?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'm looking for something that could do this, too.

    What I want:
    - The ability to encrypt a SINGLE file, or several files or folders.

    What I DON'T want:
    - Filevault (which encrypts entire drive)
    - an encrypted disk image (smallest size is about 11mb, I'm looking for a file of a few 100k)
    - an encrypted pdf file.

    Again, I just want an app that will encrypt a -single file-.

    Does such software exist on the Mac?
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I think 'mysafe' is what your after. Personally I prefer to use disk utility and have a protected virtual drive so to speak. But I can see why others like protected folders

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