software for locking an individual folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bigjnyc, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    does anyone know of any software out there to password lock just one individual folder? I know about filevault but that can only be used to lock my whole directory, i dont want to creat a drive partition just to lock it with filevault.

    I know about the other work around where you can take away viewing rights for everyone on a folder and just use it as a drop box and then just give back viewing rights whenever you need to access it.

    But i want something where i can just click on a folder and a password prompt comes up, i type it in and it opens.... anyone know of anything like this? preferably free but i'll pay if its one that will do what i need.

    and yes i have my computer password protected and all that good stuff, but i would like this software anyway.
  2. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I think i found something that might help me, and is built right into OSX. unfortunately i'm at work right now on a windows PC and cant try it. (i hate when that happens lol)

    anyhow for anyone that might be looking for the same thing here it is

    and if your files come up read only in that folder:

  3. Flatfoot75 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    If you like spending money, you can use espionage ( )can password protect or encrypt (AES128 or 256) individual folders. I just got it ($20) and I like it so far. Otherwise, there is also truecrypt.

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