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    JwMonE99's Avatar
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    Jan 17, 2008
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Locking Folders
    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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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    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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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    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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    May 18, 2008
    hi i forgot to un tick the key chain box.. how do i back track to change the option...


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