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Password protecting folders?

kat.hayes

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Oct 10, 2011
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Is there a way to password protect individual folders so I can leave my computer on and not worry about someone getting into the folders? I know I can log off or create different user accounts, I was just curious about doing it this way.

Thanks.
 

grapes911

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I use TrueCrypt for that purpose. I prefer it over DMGs because I can easily read the files in Windows as well. Another solution is to just lock your computer. Heck, go crazy and use both!
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Is there a way to password protect individual folders so I can leave my computer on and not worry about someone getting into the folders? I know I can log off or create different user accounts, I was just curious about doing it this way.
How to password-protect files/folders/apps

Really, the best way is to set up a password on your screen saver, then activate the screen saver anytime you step away.
 
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MadDragon1846

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Mar 23, 2011
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I just have the screensaver added to a hot corner (bottom right). Whenever I walk away from my mini, I move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner, and all my stuff is safe!. :D (you'll of corse need to use a passworded screensaver).
 
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