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    is there a way to lock a folder?
    so the only way to view the folders contents would be with the system password??

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    If you shrunk the folder into a passworded zip or dmg file. Would that be suitable? As I'm not sure how to password a folder like that. But maybe a terminal savy person might know how.

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    Personally, I used disk utility to create and encrypted and password protected disk image. I then put my confidential documents inside that and ejected it. To get access, I have to enter a password to mount the disk image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Personally, I used disk utility to create and encrypted and password protected disk image. I then put my confidential documents inside that and ejected it. To get access, I have to enter a password to mount the disk image.
    Forgive my ignorance, but how do you this exactly? Thanks.

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    Open Disk Utility: \Applications\Utilities\Disk Utility.app

    Click New Image on the toolbar

    For "Encryption", choose "AES-128".

    You'll then be prompted to choose a password.
    Type in a password and verify it.
    Also, uncheck "Remember password (add to Keychain)".
    Then click OK.

    That's it.
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    It's that simple It's taken from directions on Apple's site http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107333

    To use the disk image:

    1. Double click on the created .dmg file to mount the disk, this should require a password. Don't allow keychain access to this password or it will fill it in automatically and void the whole reason for having a password! Make sure the check box is not checked when the password entry dialogue appears.

    2. Drop your file into the disk image.

    3. Eject the disk image

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    It's that simple It's taken from directions on Apple's site http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107333

    To use the disk image:

    1. Double click on the created .dmg file to mount the disk, this should require a password. Don't allow keychain access to this password or it will fill it in automatically and void the whole reason for having a password! Make sure the check box is not checked when the password entry dialogue appears.

    2. Drop your file into the disk image.

    3. Eject the disk image


    thanks a lott

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    is there a way to go back and edit the disk image to make it a larger size?

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    Why not just make a new larger image and move the data across, then delete the old image when finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by symondavis View Post
    Why not just make a new larger image and move the data across, then delete the old image when finished.
    yea i will

    another thing, it lets you delete the image without a password
    is there a way around thaT?

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    you could change the permissions on the image so it can't be deleted. I imagine you will only be able to edit the permissions with the image password

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    I use a program called Hide Folders. Its free and funnily enough, hides folders from view. Even if you stumble upon the program and bring up the screen that shows that there are hidden folders, you are then prompted for a password before going any further. Works for me.

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