Password Protect Folders (without using a Disk Image)?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by matt-taylor, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. matt-taylor macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi All!

    This is my first post on here and I'm in need of your help.

    Basically, I need to add a password on to some folders but without using a disk image... So you literally click on the folder and it asks for a password in order to open - similar to when you add a password to a word doc.

    Does anyone know how to do this, or if there is some kind of third party software which allows you to do this?

    P.S. I'm currently running on Lion, however I do have a mac running on Mavericks too.

    Thanks.
    Matt
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    OS X doesn't have that capability. What's wrong with using a disk image? It's a simple and secure solution.
     
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Austin, TX
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    If you could go without the need of a password, you could create a group, add the users you want to access to the folders to that group, then restrict access to that folder to only members of that group.
     

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