Protecting My Folders And Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hikkadwa, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Hikkadwa macrumors member


    May 14, 2005
    wild west wales uk
    The Mac is now used by all family members and even some visitors. I'm aware of the guest and separate account capability but this is time consuming to jump in and out of. This also prohibits access to the general iTunes library and photos of one user etc etc. Is there a way to simply protect certain folders within one user account eg I have a folder in the main account with each of the families names. Mine contains all my work, My wifes all hers etc etc. 2nd question E Mail. I have all the e mail coming into two seperate e mail addresses on the main ser account eg My Mail and my wifes mail to two mac addresses. Is there a way to simply password protect these without too much difficulty. Many thanks for your views and forgive me if I've asked the obvious.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can protect files with a password, but you'll need to use protected disk images to do it. It's not that hard, just go to and search for "password protect files os x."

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