Password protecting folders?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kat.hayes, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You have to create a password protected DMG file. Unfortunately no direct way to do it.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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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!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  5. MadDragon1846 macrumors regular

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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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