Password Protect a Folder or File in Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kirkbross, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    Is there a way to password protect a folder or file in Leopard without having to use a 3rd party application?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    the only way i know how to do that is to make a .dmg file (which can be done in disk utilitiy). you can make it sparse (it can be a certain size, say 4gb but it will only take up the amount of space you ahve actuallu put into it) and then put a password on it and mount it, somewhat like a flash drive.

    thats all that im aware of at this point in time without 3rd party aps, i have a coupla them.
     
  3. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, make an encrypted DMG with Disk Utility (and then you can put your porn in it).
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    thats what i used to do until i grew up, got a gf and deleted it all lol.

    spotlight can't find anything that way :p

    p.s. u might also want to try "tinkertool" which allows you to hide the files, comes in very handy :)
     
  5. Connaught macrumors newbie

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    Keep her for 10 years, grow up a bit more and you'll likely find a reason to revisit this thread.

    :D
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    touche!!

    p.s. i hope you didnt register here just to say that :p
     
  7. Dakta macrumors newbie

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    Sorry about the bump.... But...

    I thought this needed clarification.


    To create an Encrypted Disc Image on a Mac, go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility

    Click the "Create New Disk Image" button.

    Fill out the form. The size is the maximum it can hold, not how big it is always. Select AES-128 Encryption

    Click the "OK"/Continue button.

    Wait for it to ask you for a Password.

    Input a good password, and deselect the "Save in Keychain" box.

    Click Continue.


    Wait for it to finish.


    Hope that clears things up!
     
  8. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    AES-256 provides more future proofing (14 rounds of encryption for 256 bit vs 10 rounds for 128 bit.)
     

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