password-protect-text files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by medasmx, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. medasmx macrumors member

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    Does anyone know how to password your text files, or other files, so that other users cant look at them? Thanks.

    Adam
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The only way to really do it is by putting it in a pwd-protected disk image.
     
  3. medasmx thread starter macrumors member

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    How do I go about generating a pwd-protected disk image?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Disk Utility, New Image ... make sure you select encryption, it will ask for a password.

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  5. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I didn't know how to do that either.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Just a note, if you choose a set size, it will create an image that size, and you can add files up to that size. e.g. the screenshot above will create a 100MB disk image, it will be 100 MB on disk whether it contains 0KB or 100MB worth of files.

    To create an image that expands to its limit, choose Sparse image from the image format option. e.g. A sparse image will be ~5MB if it contains 4MB of files, even if the size limit at creation is 1GB.
     

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