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    Hidden or password protected folders?

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    Hidden or password protected folders?
    I want to create a folder within my Documents that is password protected or hidden, basically just not viewable to anyone else besides me without some type of authentication. I know in Windows this can be done by creating hidden folders, how do I do something like this in OSX?

    I am running 10.4.5

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    Hidden or password protected folders?
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    Using Disk Utility, you can make an encrypted disk image. Open Disk Utility, go under File to New, then slide over to Blank Disk Image. The popup lets you encrypt it.

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    Hidden or password protected folders?

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    The only thing I was able to create through disk utility was a .dmg file. It will not let me treat this file like a folder and place documents into it.

    Am I doing something wrong? I just need some way to encrypt a folder

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    Hidden or password protected folders?
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    If you open the .dmg file it will place a "drive" on your desktop and you can drag and drop / save files in there, once you eject it you will have to open the .dmg file to get that drive back.. this will be encrypted.
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    using the search feature that is included in this forum, i did a search for password protect. it yielded these results. take a look at a couple of them.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sea...earchid=421712

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    ah, I wondering the same.. i wanted an encrypted Folder/drive on my new PB.. thanks for the great tip guys :cool:

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    Hidden or password protected folders?
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    that is what I did, I have a disk image called documents in my documents folder.. and it is the only thing in there.. when I want to save something I mount the image then save it in there. this insures that It can not be viewed by somebody who I do not want to have permission to view my documents. Remember don't save your code in your keychain or else anybody can access the image as long as they have access to your computer.
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    Hidden or password protected folders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fearlessfreap24
    using the search feature that is included in this forum, i did a search for password protect. it yielded these results. take a look at a couple of them.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sea...earchid=421712
    is this a joke?

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    Hidden or password protected folders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallooza
    is this a joke?
    ok so i dont know how to copy search results to a thread, but if you do a search for password protect you will get the same results.

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    Kokopelli
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    If all you want is to restrict access then you could set permission to the folder and all children to 600 (read and write for the owner, no access to groups and other).

    An encrypted disk is the better option, but of course you need to mount it every time you need it.

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