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    file security software question
    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.

    Thank you for the help in advance!!!!

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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

    Hope it helps and welcome
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    To the OP ....
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    If you are talking about data on the internal disk, then create separate user accounts and the problem is solved.

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

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

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