software for locking an individual folder

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

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    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 601

    bigjnyc

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    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

    http://www.eakes.org/archives/2006/11/how_to_password.html

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

     
  3. Flatfoot75 macrumors newbie

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    If you like spending money, you can use espionage ( http://www.taoeffect.com/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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