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    Question How can I place password protection on individual files?
    Title says it all. If not with the OS, can I do it through iWork for my iWork files?

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    How can I place password protection on individual files?
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Read this... although a bit dated, has some good ideas.

    Ask OS X Daily: “How can I password protect a file?” - OS X Daily


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    How can I place password protection on individual files?
    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    You could try this program:

    DashboardWidgets - Showcase

    or this one:

    steve dekorte - projects - shareware - crypt

    or this one.. probably best:

    Page sans titre click on the 'iCrypt' in the left navigation.


    jFileCrypt 0.21 - MacUpdate

  4. #4
    Well, none of the items linked to me do the trick. Honestly, I love mac, but the fact that I can't password protect my files is pretty pathetic. I'll just have to utilize the windows emulation so I can use Office 07, you can encrypt your files with that easily.

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    How can I place password protection on individual files?
    lifeafter2am's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2006
    Central Florida
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro Unibody
    Or you can create container DMG images and encrypt them. That is what I do for my work stuff.
    masakatsu agatsu


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    I'm a latecomer to the thread, stumbling my way here from a Google search. I found 3 of the linked solutions worked perfectly (DashCrypt, Crypt3, and jFileCrypt). Crypt3 gets my vote for combined simplicity with ability to shred original file, something the other two don't do.

    Crypt3 link

    I wonder why they didn't "do the trick" for muticere. Although it doesn't help with an iWork file, Microsoft Office for Mac will easily encrypt files.

  7. #7
    This video explains how to password protect files on a Mac. You don't need any special programs. You use Disk Utilities.
    iMac G3
    600 MHz
    OS 10.3.9

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