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    Jun 13, 2007
    password protection question
    Im a newb and I have a question.
    Is there a way to put a password protection feature on the computer like when it boots up, it will ask you for your password before it starts up?
    Also, Is there a way to put password protection on your computer for a particular file or folder? Like the folder 'my documents' will be password protected?

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    MaDDoG's Avatar
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    Jan 01, 2007
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    iMac 24' 7 Snow Leopard + Parallels and Win 7 | 30 Gb iPod | Canon EOS 400D
    Hi JPBdog.....I'm not sure about the passwords but I'm sure there is. I just found this in Apple support so have a read

    As for folders I use a program called Hide Folders

    It is very good. It has password protection as well as making the folders invisible.
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    You know you can just create a disk image using Disk Utility, which will act like a folder. Then you pick the size or the amount of space you want the folder to hold, and then add an encryption, PRESTO! A password-protected .dmg file that will mount with the password! The only downside is that you have to pick a pre-determined space limit, but isn't that big of a pain if your just using it for excel sheets such as banking like I do.

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    Apr 11, 2007
    New Mexico, USA
    15" MBP 2.0 GHz, Core Duo, 2 GB Ram
    When you boot, you can set it to require login.

    Goto System Preferences>>Accounts>> and then in there you can adjust your account settings to require login at boot.

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