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

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?

 

Thanks.


Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac 3.06 24"-Unibody MBP 15" -Touch 32GB-Nano 8GB-TC 500GB
Solved by thomas_r. on Apr 19, 2011 4:14 PM Solved

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:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1578