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OS 10.4 - Locking Folders


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How can I set certain folders to be locked with a password to make sure no one can get to it? Thank you
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you can restrict access to certain folders but not password protect them

The only way I know to password protect your files is:

Determine how big a "folder" you need

Go to Utilities > Disk Utility and create a new disk image (new image button)

Select a size, select 128 encryption and read/write

Once done it will ask you for a password. Mount the disk image and put all your files in in.

When mounting the disk image make sure "add password to keychain" is off, otherwise anybody can open it
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Also have a look at a freeware program called LameSecure. Just do a Google search and am sure you will find it.
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hi i forgot to un tick the key chain box.. how do i back track to change the option...

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