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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.

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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.
    I need something simple and easy to use. Put the folder in the app lock it and not worry about wondering eyes coming across it. EVEN if using finder or any search.

    Thoughts?
    Thanks
    ILMM

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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.
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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.

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    Does not really do the one task I need..
    Thansk though =-)

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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.

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    I dont feel comfortable creating things. 10 steps,Im bound to screw one up.

    Thanks though.

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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.
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    Are you sharing this computer with someone else or something?
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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.

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    www.truecrypt.org...use the program to create an encrypted volume with an unassuming name. Finder will still see it as a single file (unless you create a hidden volume) but it's only accessible when you mount it through the software with your password. Try it, it's free and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_LOVE_MY_MAC View Post
    I need something simple and easy to use. Put the folder in the app lock it and not worry about wondering eyes coming across it. EVEN if using finder or any search.

    Thoughts?
    Thanks
    ILMM
    The "Exces" encryption software works almost exactly as you've described:

    Exces

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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Are you sharing this computer with someone else or something?
    No,sometimes people use my computer for random task but the fact that if you clock "pictures" it find EVERY pic/movie in the computer is very very bad.
    Not to toot my horn but being 20 and somewhat of a lady's man, I have some things I need protected lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by twdcmd View Post
    TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux...use the program to create an encrypted volume with an unassuming name. Finder will still see it as a single file (unless you create a hidden volume) but it's only accessible when you mount it through the software with your password. Try it, it's free and easy.
    Once again the whole process is to (imo) not needed when you have what the guy under me recommended.
    Quote Originally Posted by richsadams View Post
    The "Exces" encryption software works almost exactly as you've described:

    Exces
    Works PERFECT.Thanks,looks like a keeper. Doesnt look like finder will search in it also.

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    BEST program to hide certain folder,EVEN from finder.

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    WinZip is my friend when it comes to keeping things hidden, just name it some weird file like e.g TempFile458.zip (or other mac file) and then just preview/unzip and delete when finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_LOVE_MY_MAC View Post
    No,sometimes people use my computer for random task but the fact that if you clock "pictures" it find EVERY pic/movie in the computer is very very bad.
    Other people should be using the Guest account, not yours.

    It's much easier to just switch over to Guest than to constantly lock up and then unlock every file you use every time you need to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_LOVE_MY_MAC View Post
    No,sometimes people use my computer for random task but the fact that if you clock "pictures" it find EVERY pic/movie in the computer is very very bad.
    Not to toot my horn but being 20 and somewhat of a lady's man, I have some things I need protected lol.
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    Lol thanks guys. And yes,People more than likely use my temp guest account but sometimes its beyond my control when a sibling or a parent gets their hands on my computer. Plus in fairness to everyone, I rather MAKE sure that some items can't be viewed at all. You never know who might get their fingers on your computer..

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    Hide Folders

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    If you really want your stuff protected, you'll have to take the time to learn how to create an encrypted disk image, which isn't even that hard. And what's so difficult about letting others use a guest account? You don't even have to log out when you're not using it. Just activate a screen corner to go to screensaver or put the display to sleep and when anyone tries to use it, it will take them to a login window.

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