Mac Security Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by TyleRomeo, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2002
    New York
    ok is there a way to put a lock on a certain folder and its contents with a password? I know you can put one on your screen saver

    i only ask since I was to make sure nothing will happen to my music folder if some drunk friends accidently trash it or some other silly reason to cuase me to start killing people.

  2. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    there are a few ways to do it

    What OS are you running... that makes a diffrence. OS 9 has a built in app that does just what you want.

    If you have stuffitDelux you can compress it and incript it with a password... but that takes too long.

    You an use an app called folderGaurd.. get it off .. I think its free. There are many like it.. I think that one just makes the folder invisable... low tech security but you can do it. There are tons of little apps out there that that do want your asking for... do a quick search on Many are free, but most are shareware and ask that you register it for a small fee. I used to use an app called Ghost for OS 9.

    The other option is to change the permissions on the folder so that it and its contents can not be removed .. you can do this by doing a getinfo on the folder and chage the privleges... assuming your on OS X. Your drunk friends would have to know how to chage those to trash your stuff...

    Or... just log out of your Mac and dont give out your password


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