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How can you password protect a folder on a portable hard dri

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How can you password ***** a folder on a portable hard dri
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 9 years ago.
Create a new image on the drive that fills the disk using Disk Utilities - you can use 128 or 256 bit encryption. You can reformat the drive, etc. as desired, first.

When you want to access the image, dbl-click on the sparsebundle on the disk, and the OS will ask you for a pwd, open the sparsebundle, and mount it as another drive.

I know it seems like a roundabout method, but it is really the only way to make sure nobody can access it except you.

Let me know if you need anymore information on this.

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