: Password protecting Folders


CYiWON
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Hey Guys,

I'm looking for a way to password protect some folders on my macbook, preferrably I would like to do it using the OSX, rather than using a outside source. Any suggestions?

Jim
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Try this.
Use Disk Utility to make a new Image (new disk image) and password protect it. Save the disk image file and double click it to use. Experiment a little.

Mr. CoBalt
Sep 9th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Try this.
Use Disk Utility to make a new Image (new disk image) and password protect it. Save the disk image file and double click it to use. Experiment a little.
That's what I would suggest as well. Be sure to pick sparse image or sparse bundle image format and then set it to a large enough size. It will only use up as much space on disk as the files contained within, but can grow (up to the original max size) to accommodate future needs.

Also, to get it to ask for a password when you create the image, you have to specify encryption settings. Up to you whether you use 128- or 256-bit :)