3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2011 5:03 PM by jimimac 60
jimimac 60 Level 1 (15 points)

Until very recently I could password protect a document by selecting Get Info and checking the 'Locked" box but this function seems to have disappeared.


Are there any other users experiencing this?



Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac 3.06 24"-Unibody MBP 15" -Touch 32GB-Nano 8GB-TC 500GB
  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,700 points)

    That has never password protected a document.  All that checkbox has ever been for, throughout 27 years of Mac history, is for preventing accidental changes or deletion.


    If you want to protect a document, perhaps the app itself provides that function.  Microsoft Office apps, for example, can encrypt their files with a password.  Otherwise, you'll need to get an encryption utility or create a password protected disk image using Disk Utility:



  • jimimac 60 Level 1 (15 points)

    Mac Quick Tips > Locking Files: still demonstrates locking a file using Get Info.


    I have several Pages documents which I have to unlock using a password:


    Screen shot 2011-04-20 at 00.21.33.png

  • jimimac 60 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thomas, you are, of course, correct. The Pages password protection comes via Pages Inspector.