Password protect file in OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lynkynpark86, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. lynkynpark86 macrumors 6502

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    I know about password protecting a disk image like everyone says to do, but this is very inconvenient. Is there a way to click the file, have a password prompt come up, enter password, and the file opens?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #2
    There's still no way to password protect an individual file short of putting it into a disk image.
     
  3. BugBytes macrumors regular

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    #3
    If it's an iWork document you can set one with the Inspector.
     
  4. lynkynpark86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what I'm lookin' for, thanks!
     
  5. BugBytes macrumors regular

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    It's a pleasure. Next time, let us know more details, i.e. what type of file it is (if it is a specific file, if it's just a general question than of course nevermind that).

    -BugBytes:apple:
     
  6. eljanitor macrumors 6502

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    If its a Word Document you can also password protect it in Word.
     
  7. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    ...Spoken as if that's something bad! Truly, that's a very powerful capability.

    You can make a nice encrypted disk image using Disk Utility. It's a great way to keep things private in Dropbox and other cloud-storage services. See http://unvexed.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-keep-things-secure-in-your.html for suggestions.
     

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