We love our Mac and here’s a trick to make you love your Mac more. Did you know that you password protect a folder on your Mac, there is no need for a freeware or third party software. It is found that installed, but the application is built into Mac. This is called Disk Utility. Why on earth do you password protect a folder? Lemme guess, you have file and Taboo you do not want children to read, or research. It’s OK, it’s good to keep a secret.
One might think that the utility made disks that came with your Mac app for the format and the readers of repair work, and to copy CDs and DVDs and create DMG archives for his name. Well, forget a folder protect, you have a DMG with Disk Utility, and set encryption to it.
Below is the steps:
On Finder press Command+Shut+U to open Disk Utility or you can navigate with finder to Applications/Utilities and Double Click Disk Utility.
While Disk Utility is selected click File/New/Disk Image from Folder or press Shift+Command+N
You will be required to browse for the folder you want to turn into a disk image
Now select a file name and where to same the Image file. Make sure to set Image Format to Compressed and Encryption Type to 128 bit AES Encryption, you can also choose 256bit which is more secure but will make the encryption process slow, ideal for small files. Now hit save.
When you register, you are prompted for a password, give yourself a favor and remember. Your file will be lost forever if you lost your password. Write down the password “in my Keychain” if you have checked then your password will be applied automatically when the disk image that makes no sense if you will, that so openly.
Just click on the newly created file DMG, enter the password and it goes boom in your secret file. Make sure you throw the disc image, if you do not. There are cases where the newly created image file is not installed appears (you can not see on your desktop), then take the disk image in Disk Utility and then she sits by double-clicking on.
You can set Image format to Read/Write so you can still save files on that Folder but file size is limited.
In order to have a real folder functionality, meaning you can add files of any size you need to follow these steps instead of the later.
Here’s how to create a empty Password Protected Folder or Disk Image
Press Alt+Command+N in Disk Utility
Choose a file name and folder, choose the Image size, select custom so you can set it as much as your hard disk can handle.
Make sure to uncheck “remember in keychain” when asked for a password.
Now you have a password protected disk image or folder in which you can export all the secret files. Here’s another tip, you can also drag the disk image in the dock, and to start the connection, the folder so that the password protection is automatically installed when you connect.
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