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michaelk69
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Hi there,

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?
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mec
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I also wonder that.. come on.. some answers please
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Desolate One
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Soooo, did you guys find out about this?
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Badger
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Locker; freeware at: http://www.vojousoftware.com/products.html#locker.
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Desolate One
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Sweet! Thanks.
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Desolate One
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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.
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Desolate One
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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.

Thanks again!
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Badger
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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.
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Desolate One
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
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Desolate One
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Thanks for the input, I'll definitely give it a shot!
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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:

in Finder:
Go >> Go To Folder (Shift+Command+g) >> Type in exact path (ie. /Users/username/Documents/.folderName)

or in Terminal:
open /Users/username/Documents/.folderName

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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:

in Finder:
Go >> Go To Folder (Shift+Command+g) >> Type in exact path (ie. /Users/username/Documents/.folderName)

or in Terminal:
open /Users/username/Documents/.folderName

Sweet!
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jayde5
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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
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jayde5
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Pls send a mesage if you have any problem !!!
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lookoverthere
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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
Im trying to access the download but for some reason the forums won't let me. Do i need a certain type of permission to be able to d/l the file?

any help is appreciated. thnx
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