Software Help Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pixep0p, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. pixep0p macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so i've decided i want to keep private files. Something like word but with a password, and where I can put folders of private documents. I want a program for the macbook that no one else but myself can see, protected. Please help and suggest what programs I can use. Thanks :)
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can lock individual files within word. i dont know how to do so with a folder
     
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Use an encrypted Sparse Image, that will grow as you put files/folders into it, and if you use a strong password, is fairly difficult to break into. Furthermore, you can even use FileVault on your Home folder, that will encrypt everything.
     
  4. pixep0p thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I do this? Im really new to it, sorry :))
     
  5. jcs1088 macrumors regular

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    if your willing to pay $27.30 you can get Apimac Secret Folder which not only puts a password on a folder but will make in invisible as well.

    http://www.apimac.com/secret_folder/

    i believe the way to encrypted Sparse Image is to go into disk utility, click on File>New>New Image From Folder, and the rest is pretty much self explanatory .
     

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