12/22/0910:56 pm Forum Question: How do you make a folder private? hi, just wonder how do you make a folder password protected? thank you in advanace — Byron Comments: One Response to “How do you make a folder private?” Gary Rosenzweig 12/22/09 @ 10:59 pm Depends on what you mean by private. Any folder stored in your user folder will be private and only viewable by yourself or another admin account on that Mac. If you make the folder or its parent shared, then of course you can assign viewing rights to others on the Mac or connected to the Mac. But if you mean you want to keep files private, even from the same “user” then that is a different store. By “user” I mean the user login. If several people are sharing the same Mac and using the same user login, then you have to encrypt and password protect the folder. Actually, you would do that by creating a disk image. See episode 46: http://macmost.com/protecting-files-with-a-password.html Comments Closed. View all Forum Questions Welcome to MacMostMacMost is brought to you ad-free thanks to its supporters! Learn about the Patreon campaign and find out how you can join Club MacMost! Free MacMost Weekly Newsletter Want all of the new tutorials in your inbox? Sign up for the free weekly newsletter that includes tips, recommendations and news. Learn More From MacMost Online Course: macOS Sierra Online Course: Mac iMovie Online Course: Mac Pages Online Course: Mac Numbers Online Course: Mac Keynote Online Course: Mac Security Book: 101 Mac Tips Connect with MacMostSubscribe at iTunes to the MacMost video podcast Check out the free MacMost weekly email newsletter Follow MacMost on Facebook Get updates, news and tips on Twitter Get the free MacMost app for the iPhone and iPad MacMost SectionsA Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Videos by Category Video Archive Top Apple-Related News Apple Rumors All Recent Apple News Virus and Malware Information Center Free iPhone Ringtones iPhone App Recommendations Quick Tips MacMost Online Courses MacMost Recommended Products Popular PagesPrintable Keyboard Shortcuts Guide to Online Password Security Uninstalling Mac Apps How to Get Free iPhone Ringtones Extending iPhone Battery Life Make Your Own iPhone Ringtones Syncing Your iPod to More Than One Computer iMovie Picture-In-Picture QuickTime Player Screen Recording Shut Down or Sleep Do Macs Need Anti-Virus? Popular TopicsFinder • iPad • iPhone • Mac Software • iMovie • Pages • Safari • Web • Numbers • Security • Keynote • Photos and iPhoto • iTunes • iOS • Video • System Preferences • Mail • iWork • Photography • iPhone Apps • GarageBand • Mac Accessories • Photos • iPhone OS • Audio InformationAbout MacMost Support MacMost MacMost Online Courses Contact MacMost MacMost Site Map MacMost Site Policies Copyright © 2006-2017 CleverMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.