Password Protection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    I am trying to password protect and possibly encrypt a folder on my computer. I would prefer to not install any software to do this. I read instructions saying to go into disk utility and create an image, but i keep getting an error saying i believe, disk resource error.

    Why is this coming up? How else could i password protect a folder on my computer?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If you're getting a disk resource error, the cause may be file system damage. It never hurts to attempt a verify of the disk from Disk Utility. If it reports errors, in order to fix them you'll need to boot from the Mac OS X install DVD. Don't install Mac OS X though - instead, choose Disk Utility from the Utilities menu, and perform repairs from there. Once done, go back to the Utilities menu and choose Startup Disk. From here you can set your Mac to boot as normal, then after the Mac reboots, eject the DVD, and continue what you were doing.

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