Thursday , 23 March 2017

How to Encrypt a Folder with Password Protection in Mac

How to Encrypt a Folder With Password Protection in MacHow to Encrypt a Folder with Password Protection in Mac :-

This one is my first article on mac os x. However previously i wrote about How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows . Encrypting and password protect your confidential data is always good practices for securing your data from unwanted access.

Today i am going to show you How to Encrypt a Folder with Password Protection in mac without third-party software.

First create a Folder and put your documents inside that you want to encrypt and password protected.

then go to the Spotlight on the Right-side corner and search for DiskUtility.

now Select the File > New and Disk Image from Folder option.

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then select your folder and click on the image option.

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now in the Image format select the read/write option and in the Encryption menu select the 128-bit AES encryption or 256-bit AES encryption.

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now enter the password and unchecked the option ” Remember password in my keychain ” option.

it will create a password-protected dmg file will be created based upon your file. Now delete the original one.

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To access the encrypted disk image, just double click on it to mount in finder and enter your password. and always unchecked the option ” Remember password in my keychain ” option. it will open your files in separate drive.

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When your work finish, Right-click on the drive and select the Eject option for unmounting.

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Enjoy your encrypted and password protected folder.

If you want to use Mac OS x on windows just download the Vmware image file from the below mentioned link and run it on Vmware player.

Download Mac OS X Vmware image File

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About Syed Balal Rumy

A 27 year Tech Geek and a blogger from India ( Bihar ) , live in New Delhi. I am MCITP , CEHv8 , CCNA , CCNA Security , CCNP Security , Security + and CCSA certified. Loves to write tech articles based on my real experiences.

2 comments

  1. You can easily put a password on a folder with Folder Password Expert. You can run it on a Mac as well as on a Windows PC. I do not know why this program was not mentioned in the blog post as it is one of the most popular applications of its class.

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