Thread: Password-protecting folders
12-16-2003, 03:44 PM #1michaelk69GuestPassword-protecting folders
I was just wondering . . . is there a way to password-protect an entire folder?
I've read some of the info about 'keychains', but couldn't quite figure out if I could somehow use one . . . or some other method . . . for password protecting a particular folder or file.
Can anyone help?
06-28-2004, 04:13 AM #2mecGuest
I also wonder that.. come on.. some answers please
11-21-2004, 05:18 PM #3Desolate OneGuest
Soooo, did you guys find out about this?
11-21-2004, 09:41 PM #4BadgerGuest
11-22-2004, 08:28 PM #5Desolate OneGuestOriginally Posted by Badger
11-22-2004, 09:20 PM #6Desolate OneGuest
Hmmm, just downloaded and installed Locker and I'm wondering, wot exactly is this doing? I can still open the locked folders and files just as if they didn't have a lock in the little icon. I'm guessing this locks the folders/files from other users on the network, is that correct?
Unfortunately the ReadMe and Help are the exact same document and they don't really say squat. I'm actually looking for something that will require a password to open the locked folder/file regardless of who is logged in. Anything like that out there?
Thanks again guys.
11-22-2004, 10:05 PM #7Desolate OneGuest
Nevermind guys. I think I'll just end up creating an encrypted disk image for my sensitive files. This seems to be the safest way to handle these types of files.
11-23-2004, 11:29 AM #8BadgerGuest
You can also switch to OS9/Classic and use the Apple file security software. It works on any file. The disadvantages are having to switch into OS 9 and that it does files only, not folders.
12-04-2004, 09:35 AM #9jayde5GuestFolder password
I'm using some software to hide and protect password for my folders... Apimac Secret Folder X 2.6.5 or Lamesecure found very use full...
I hope it will solve your problem.
Have fun xxx
12-04-2004, 11:57 AM #10Desolate OneGuest
Thanks for the input, I'll definitely give it a shot!
12-04-2004, 12:16 PM #11
i just hide the folders i dont want anyone to see
in the Terminal:
mv folderName .folderName
then it will be "hidden" from all user accounts. (it becomes a folder only viewable by the root user). but to bring the folder back up:
Go >> Go To Folder (Shift+Command+g) >> Type in exact path (ie. /Users/username/Documents/.folderName)
or in Terminal:
12-04-2004, 01:14 PM #12Desolate OneGuestOriginally Posted by MacAddikt
12-05-2004, 11:35 AM #13jayde5GuestProtect your Folder with Password
Hi Guyz I saw few people raised the question about Protecting a folder...
Lamesecure is free and usefull software for Apple Mac to make your any Folder with password protection...let me know if you have any problem.
Have fun xxx
Please change the extension LameSecure.zip to LameSecure.sit
12-05-2004, 12:33 PM #14jayde5GuestPassword protection Folder
Pls send a mesage if you have any problem !!!
10-05-2005, 02:58 AM #15lookoverthereGuestOriginally Posted by jayde5
any help is appreciated. thnx
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