Password Protect Folder under El Cap ?

M5RahuL

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Can someone please tell me how to password protect [ not just lock ] a folder under this OS ? I can't seem to figure it out...

Thanks!! :)
 

w0lf

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  1. Open Disk Utility
  2. File > New Blank Image
    • format > read/write
    • encryption > anything other than none
  3. Move folder/contents into new image and delete original folder (if you copied instead of moved)
  4. Eject Image
  5. Enjoy your security, this process is the same for older versions of OSX.
 
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M5RahuL

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Aug 1, 2009
2,688
978
Colorado
  1. Open Disk Utility
  2. File > New Blank Image
    • format > read/write
    • encryption > anything other than none
  3. Move folder/folder contents into new image and delete original folder (if you copied instead of moved)
  4. Eject Image
  5. Enjoy your security, this process is the same for older versions of OSX.
You da man!! Worked great...

Thanks!!!
 
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w0lf

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You da man!! Worked great...

One more question, The first image I created did not have sufficient space... how do I delete this ' Apple read/write Media' image and put it back in to the Macintosh HD ?
Eject the mounted volume with finder, then delete the dmg.