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Thread: How can I place password protection on individual files?

  1. #1

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    Nov 07, 2008
    Question How can I place password protection on individual files?
    Title says it all. If not with the OS, can I do it through iWork for my iWork files?

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Read this... although a bit dated, has some good ideas.

    Ask OS X Daily: “How can I password protect a file?” - OS X Daily


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    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    You could try this program:

    DashboardWidgets - Showcase

    or this one:

    steve dekorte - projects - shareware - crypt

    or this one.. probably best:

    Page sans titre click on the 'iCrypt' in the left navigation.


    jFileCrypt 0.21 - MacUpdate

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2008
    Well, none of the items linked to me do the trick. Honestly, I love mac, but the fact that I can't password protect my files is pretty pathetic. I'll just have to utilize the windows emulation so I can use Office 07, you can encrypt your files with that easily.

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    lifeafter2am's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2006
    Central Florida
    Or you can create container DMG images and encrypt them. That is what I do for my work stuff.
    masakatsu agatsu


  6. #6

    Member Since
    May 29, 2009
    I'm a latecomer to the thread, stumbling my way here from a Google search. I found 3 of the linked solutions worked perfectly (DashCrypt, Crypt3, and jFileCrypt). Crypt3 gets my vote for combined simplicity with ability to shred original file, something the other two don't do.

    Crypt3 link

    I wonder why they didn't "do the trick" for muticere. Although it doesn't help with an iWork file, Microsoft Office for Mac will easily encrypt files.

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2008
    This video explains how to password protect files on a Mac. You don't need any special programs. You use Disk Utilities.
    iMac G3
    600 MHz
    OS 10.3.9

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