Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to puffin0604)
OS X doesn't really allow individual folders to be protected. A third party app Espionage (http://www.taoeffect.com/espionage/) does this but by disguising a sparsebundle as an encrypted folder. Might suit your needs though.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to chrisjk)
Or, you can just create an encrypted sparse bundle directly and not bother with Espionage:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 9:14 PM (in response to HACKINT0SH)
That's not secure and in any case someone could reset the admin password like here https://discussions.apple.com/message/17642498#17642498
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 9:35 PM (in response to chrisjk)
Well I guess it's time to turn on File-Vault then.
If the data isn't that much, you could just copy&paste it into the NOTES within the keychain, so it doesn't matter if someone rests the pw from the outside.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to puffin0604)
How to Password Protect a Folder in Finder:
· Open up the “Disk Utility” application
· Select “File” ➜ “New” ➜ “Disk Image from Folder...”
· Choose a folder to protect
· Click on “Image”
· Image Format: select “Read / Write”
· NOTE: The default Image Format is “Compressed”, this makes all files in the folder “Read – ONLY”, to change this option simply select “Read / Write” – and you will be able to continue reading and writing files.
· Encryption: select “128-bit AES encryption (recommended)”
· Click “Save”
· Enter your desired new password twice
· WARNING – If You Forget This Password You Will Not Be Able To Access The Files Stored On This Image. Forgotten Passwords Cannot Be Retrieved.