Passwording

Shagmeister

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 18, 2006
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This might seem silly, but I just can't figure out how to password a folder. I imagine it can be done somehow, but the answer is avoiding me like a nun avoids a vindaloo. Also, if that password will remain valid when the folder is burnt to a cd. Thanks.
 

elfin buddy

macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2001
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Tuttlingen, Germany
Passwording...as in, setting permissions so that only your user can open it? Or, like encryption? How about just making it invisible? Little more info here, please :)
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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Andover, MA
I think you need 3rd party software to do that unless you want to hack around in Terminal.

Of course, the easiest thing to do is to create a password protected disk image, then put your folder into that - such a thing will be encrypted no matter where you put it, including CD/DVD, a web server, etc.. See here for details.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
As noted, 3rd party apps required. Beware of what you choose however, since a lot of them on the market are simply bull-**** applicaitons that ask for a password and then hide/unhide a folder/file simply by adding or removing a preceeding . to the file/foldername. Which is NO security at all.

jsw's suggestion is the best (IMO) bang for your buck.
 

Shagmeister

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 18, 2006
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many thanks

thats just what i was after, although i probably should've looked harder.