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    I want to lock just one folder. I don't want anyone else to open this folder when they are on my mac. Is there a way to just password protect just one folder? as-suppose to creating a new acctount. Thanks!!

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    You can create a Disk Image of the folder and password protect it (make sure not to add the pw to the keychain). Otherwise use a third-party app. like Altomac

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicew View Post
    (make sure not to add the pw to the keychain).
    So, that's the key to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdjass0317 View Post
    I want to lock just one folder. I don't want anyone else to open this folder when they are on my mac. Is there a way to just password protect just one folder? as-suppose to creating a new acctount. Thanks!!
    How to Password Protect a Folder on the Mac:

    1.) Open up the "Disk Utility" application
    2.) File -> New -> Disk Image from Folder...
    3.) Choose a folder to protect
    4.) Choose "AES-128" encryption and press Save
    5.) Enter your desired new password twice (Do not forget it.)

    As mentioned above .... don't add the password to your keychain.

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    what is a keychain?

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    Keychain is a tool to make your life easy. Usually it will remember the pws you use and let you login automatically.

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    how do you unkeychain something?

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