Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Pass word protecting Mac w/o encrypting files

mike97208

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 12, 2008
36
0
I have a 13" MacBook running 10.5.8.

I want to be able to password protect the use of my MacBook.

I have used the pass code thing that involves File Vault where the computer's files are encrypted upon shutdown and then unencrypted upon startup (once the code has been entered). That encryption and unencryption process is quite time consuming and I would like to be able to just enter a pass code without any encryption taking place. How do I do that?

Thanks.
 

Caleb531

macrumors 6502
Oct 17, 2009
289
0
To show how it's done, just check the checkbox in the Security pane of System Preferences.
 

Attachments

  • SecurityPane.png
    SecurityPane.png
    83.9 KB · Views: 24
Comment

mike97208

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 12, 2008
36
0
Got it! Now how to change password?

Ok, I got it. Thanks a lot. A password window came up immediately after the computer booted.

Now how do I change the password?

Thanks.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.