Special Folder :D

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  1. ERIC273 macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible for me to have a folder where the contents only appear in that folder ( not in the all my files section in finder) and a password protecting it and also be able to save images to it via the right click and save image as function but not be able to see the images after they are saved?
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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try removing your Impact font selection to make your post more readable. You can't password-protect a folder, but you can add the folder to an encrypted file or zip a folder with password protection.
     
  3. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Probably what would be easiest for what you're looking for would be to create a sparse image using Disk Utility. You can password protect the contents of that. It'll appear as "name.sparseimage" - similar to a .dmg file - and when you run it, the password prompt comes up and then the contents are mounted. Simply eject when done.
     
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    you mean a porn folder?

    How about creating a folder with a name that starts with a ".", like .hidden
     
  5. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    This will really help :D :D
     
  6. Heebeejeebies macrumors regular

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    I use a .sparseimage, and it's very helpful. It's essentially like having an external drive which you can mount and unmount at will (with a password). However, you have to pick a size when you first make the .sparseimage, and if you exceed that size, you have to go through a lot of finagling to resize it (essentially duplicate, delete, and recreate a new .sparseimage).

    I remember using a paid program called Hide Folders which worked very well...

    If you're just trying to hide porn from prying eyes, just stick it somewhere like
    ~/Library/.../ or ~/System/.../:D
     
  7. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    truecrypt will do that, but it's more work and might be more than you're looking to do.
     
  8. ERIC273 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    HaHa!!

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    If I do that I cannot easily save to it!
     
  9. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    did you just quote yourself. bdodds1985 approves.

    just color it and mark it private, and throw another folder inside that private one. in the first folder put a bunch of stuff you know someone wouldnt want to see, like pictures so as soon as they click it, the rest of the day is ruined for them. then put all your normal "special" files in the other folder.

    sounds like you are trying to hide it from your parents though. so i'd just name a folder .hidden as mentioned above. but for hilarity purposes, try my first suggestion.
     
  10. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Just hide it in /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/ERIC273/Desktop/Church Stuff/Tax Return 1997/Charity Donations/Pictures of Paint drying on walls/boring quotes/old work/nothing to see here/untitled/

    I've seen it happen before lolol
     
  11. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    The sparse image sounds like the best solution.

    Whatever the "secret files" are (lets call them porn for simplicity), hiding them in some normal folder doesn't work that well since they will still show up in "recently used files" in the video player and so on. I think that would even be the case with .hidden files.

    One option would be to put everything in a folder "porn", and when you're done using the files, rename the folder to ".porn". In this way, all the "recently used files" become "file not found", so they become less obvious. To save to the folder, name it back to "porn", and so on. It's a bit of work, but probably not more than entering a password each time.

    Of course this only works if no one else has knowledge of unix systems, since a simple ls -l can uncover the .hidden files.
     
  12. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    i use sparseimages to put my "bank statements" and "tax return data" in.
     
  13. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    OP: OMG FONT. That's almost impossible to read.

    A 100GB file of bank statements? lol. You guys are so a few years ago. Everything's streaming now.
     
  14. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    the only reason i can see having a special folder is if you are in a place that doesnt allow special internet browsing. like the middle east. other than that, i have a special bookmark folder in my special google chrome. and a special girlfriend.
     
  15. markjamrobin macrumors newbie

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    I use dropbox for my "work documents." It works well enough, for pictures, and small videos, do you have a lot of tax returns?
     

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