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does anyone know of a program that can be used to set a password on a program or folder in order to access it. I have private data that i frequently access. Now the problem that i seem to run into is that the software that i did find actually compresses the files everytime you lock and unlock it. I dont want that, i just want access to the folder to be restricted by a password. So if you wanna access it you would have to put in a password first. I am looking for a free software that is capable of doing this.

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Why dont you create a secure password protected disk image through Disk Utility
How to create a password-protected (encrypted) disk image in Mac OS X 10.3 or later link from Apple support

Or if you want to spend $ there is Hide Folders ......There is a free dl but from memory, they will ask you to pay to get it working properly

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A short description of your machine an operating system would not hurt, so specific feedback can be provided.
Are you talking about data stored on an internal drive or on a network drive ?

If you are talking about data on the internal disk, then create separate user accounts and the problem is solved.

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If you are talking about data on the internal disk, then create separate user accounts and the problem is solved.

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Yep thanks McBie .... Seem to always over look the obvious

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or google 'Truecrypt' for excellent open-source encryption software.
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