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So i know that for windows you can apply a password to a file so that in order to go into the file you need a password, is there any way to do that to a mac file? I have tried looking in the special options and I see that you can set permission only to a certain user, but I need something more like a password. Thanks,
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I searched and it seems that there a few older posts on the topic. I guess I have to DL something... anyone have any free programs that I should try? I always love suggestions.
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You won't need any 3rd party apps if you do this:

Disc Utility>>>File>>>>New>>>>Disk Image from Folder>>> Find the folder you want to "lock", you'll need to choose the "128" encryption then enter the Password you want to use.

This turns the folder into a .dmg... In order to open it, you/they will need the password.
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I use iProtector. There is a free version with one type of encryption, but for $9.95 you get 20 types of encryption.

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