8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2015 10:13 AM by eddiefromfrederick
The Good Life Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to set a password on a folder so shared users can not access it, how do I do that?

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (278,580 points)

    Click here and follow the instructions. Don't add the encrypted image's password to the keychain.


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  • The Good Life Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I created encrypted partition but now I can not figure out how to move new documents into it.  It seems like a static drive? 

  • paulpen Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Almost every discussion I see on this topic suggests creating an encrypted or password-protected r/w disk image of the folder you want to protect, but that's not really password-protecting a folder; it's duplicating it onto an image.

     

    You should be able to make any folder inaccessible by getting info on it (Cmd-I) as administrator, then selecting Read Only under Ownership & Permissions. However, MAC OS screws this up and sometimes when you do that, you can't undo it, i.e. you lose everything that was in that folder.

     

    Has anyone else experienced this..? It seems like typical sick Mac OS crap to me. Why shouldn't you just be able to change the permission back to Read and Write????????

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (42,025 points)

    Without specific directions, I can’t replicate what you are seeing.

    The whole concept is not secure, though. And, it doesn’t prevent anyone from accessing the contents of the folder, except perhaps, you.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (42,025 points)

    The Good Life wrote:

     

    I created encrypted partition but now I can not figure out how to move new documents into it.  It seems like a static drive? 

    I realize this is quite old, but the thread was resurrected from obscurity.

    If you used a Sparse disk image or a Read/Write disk image format, you should be able to add and delete files to the mounted disk?

    To mount the Image, double-click it and enter the password. It shows up as a hard drive. Use it like any other. Like a hard drive, it has limited space based on what you set for its size when you created it.

  • eddiefromfrederick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Barney-15E,

     

    How do I add more space after I have created it? Or better yet, how can I revert back to a normal "unprotected folder" I don't want to have it password protected anymore, it's turning out to be a pain. (unless adding more space works)

     

    Thanks.

  • Eric Root Level 7 Level 7 (34,905 points)

    Remove the files/data from the disk image and then delete it.

  • eddiefromfrederick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Eric. I guess I was trying to over complicate things. Copying everything into a new folder worked.