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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bowbow88, Mar 15, 2010.
I am just wandering to see if there is a way to password protect a specific folder?
How to make an encrypted disk
It is the best way
You can use TrueCrypt, but I recommend the encrypted disk with Disk Utility
Works like a friggen charm and has been for years!
You can also try Espionage 2
Taken directly from the site
Hardly instills confidence
This one is $29.95
At least TrueCrypt is a free alternative
An encrypted disk with Disk Utility is free, secure and does the job with no mess or fuss or need for 3rd party software
You can even change the icon to make it look like a file instead of an encrypted disk
Not even going to give it a try? I've been using it for 3+ years now and have never run into a problem. I read a comment of someone not being able to revert the file/folder back to normal - there is a revert button. Its a simple, free app. thats gets the job done.
I prefer encryption to deception when it comes to my sensitive data
If you are just hiding porn from prying eyes, it is probably acceptable, but if you want real protection for your data, you will need encryption
Why do I want 3rd party software for something Disk Utility does seamlessly and natively?
And with real encryption, not deception
with the disc image, can you make it a dynamic file size? If I recall, you can't and must live with whatever image size you first set it as correct?
Right. You make a new disc image if you need more room.
You can create a sparse image
Or a sparse bundle image
I don't think spare images nor sparse bundle images actually solve the problem of dynamic space; it takes up x% of the space up to 100%, then you have to create another image with more allotted space.
That is correct, but you can create them with ample room to grow without using the space all at once
I have never outgrown one, but if I did, I would create a new one
So even with a sparse, you have to set a predetermined size correct? The advantage is when you want to say backup, it will only require the amt that is there, not the whole image size right?
If you need more, you can just create a new image and copy the stuff over and call it good?
Is there any way to change the size of an image on the fly?
Any reason why not to ALWAYS use a sparse image?
I noticed that while a password is needed to open, one is not needed to delete. Is there a work around for this?
not that I am aware
not that I am aware