Passwording Folders....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tim117, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Tim117 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2007
    BC Canada
    Well the ull truth is that I have a big porn file and I don't want my friends or family seeing it so is there any way to put a password on a folder?
  2. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

    Cult Follower

    Feb 20, 2007
    North Dakota
    I'm not sure of how to do this, but you have a good reason.:D
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    In my case, it was a folder of secret holiday gift-shopping notes. I used the application named Disk Utility (in the Utilities subfolder of the Applications folder) to create a read/write blank disk image with password protection. I put all of my shopping files in there.

    To open the disk image, I'd double click it and type the password. When I was done editing files, I'd unmount the disk. Nobody could read those files except when I had the disk image open.
  4. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    If there's a password, people will be suspicious! Here are a couple ways to hide stuff more discretely:

    1. If you're comfortable with Terminal, rename the folder .name or any name beginning with a period. It will then be invisible and only accessible from the Terminal with an ls -a. I can give you more info on this if you want.

    2. If you're not comfortable with Terminal, you can simply choose an application (should work with any app), control click on it, select Show Package Contents and then just move your folder there.

    The contents of your folder using either of these methods will never show up in any Spotlight search, and you won't have to type any passwords. Happy pornings!
  5. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2007
    I just learned about doing that yesterday, if you do that then nobody would think to look there, most people don't really know about that or would never look in there, also with lots of apps on your computer its even more unlikely that anybody would find it, just make sure you dont forget where you put it.

    If you did loose it i guess you could go View > Arrange By > Size and see which app seems to be too large :p

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