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Don't want documents showing up in Finder - All My Files

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Sep 29, 2012 8:02 AM

Hi,

 

This is my first question, and I am newbie to the Apple world, so I hope I explain this ok. I would like to upload documents to dropbox and remove them from my computer, but every time I delete the document from my computer (in the finder) it also deletes it from dropbox. For example, I uploaded pictures of my wedding dress and then put them in a folder on dropbox. I only wanted them on dropbox and wanted to delete them from my computer - so my FI wouldn't see them!! I had no problem putting the pictures in dropbox, but the dress pictures show up in finder and I can't seem to fix that. I only want them in dropbox because then I can still access them from my phone, computer, etc but my FI would never see them (and he doesn't want to see them!). Also, what if I wanted to upload personal information such as tax documents or something? I wouldn't want it showing in the finder or if anyone stole my computer they would have easy access to all my information.

 

I hope that made sense. Basically, I want to find a better way to store personal information and upload it to dropbox without it being readily available on my computer?

 

Thanks so much!

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • MarkRHolbrook Calculating status...

    You have two options:

     

    1) Use an archiving program like "BetterZip" or similar which allows you to compress files into a ZIP archive and add a password.  This way without the password they cannot see your files.

     

    2) There is a wonderful program for the Mac called Knox.  Knox allows you to keep a personal, encrypted "disk" in effect where you can store anything you want.  Like a zip file with a password it is secure and without the password cannot be opened.  However unlike a zip file, when you do open it and supply the correct password it looks like a disk drive that you can save and read files to/from.   Great program.  You cannot directly store this on Dropbox however once you have data in a Knox archive you can back it up to dropbox.

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