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FileVault to encrypt just a single folder?

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Timothy Arends1 Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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Apr 22, 2013 9:29 PM

I need to take my Mac in to be serviced. Maybe I'm being obsessive-compulsive, but I have some personal data on my HD that I would rather not be stumbled upon, even accidentally, say during a Spotlight search, etc.

 

At first I thought FileVault would be ideal for this purpose, but then I discovered that 1) FileVault encripts the ENTIRE drive; it can't be used to just encrypt a single folder, and 2} it is disabled when the Mac is logged into, which of course the technician must be able to do.

 

Is there a way to set FileVault to encrypt just a single folder, and if not, is there another cheap utility that will? I don't need industrial-grade encryption, just protection from casual browsing.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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