Password protecting a folder?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by stanw, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I'd like to password protect a folder containing financial info to add just another layer of security to my MBP. It is a large folder with lots of files, tons of .PDFs, screenshots, etc. What is the best way of doing this? I think I made a password protected .DMG many years ago, is this still the only way of doing this?

  2. Significant1, Aug 5, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016

    Significant1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2014
    You don't password protect a folder, you change it into an password protected (encrypted) diskimage with disk utility.
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    It is still the only way that OS X supports out of the box. You can use third-party solutions, of course. Instead of a DMG, you might want to consider a sparse bundle that can increase in size as you go.

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