- Have your folder ready that will be used for password protecting. I have mine on my desk top for easier locating. Mine folder will be called “TEST”.
- Left Click On Finder (Figure 2)
- Left Click on Applications (Figure 3)
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and locate utilities and double left click on it.
- Locate Disk Utility and Left Click on it.
- A new pop-up will come up with all of your information about your computer.
- Left click on file in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
- Navigate to New Image > Image From Folder
- A new window will pop-up, here you will pick which folder you want to be password protected. For me it was my TEST folder.
- Don’t forget to left click on choose
- Left Click on the drop down menu bar for encryption, and choose 256-bit AES encryption. (Figure 4)
- Another window will pop-up asking you to choose a password and to verify it. This just means to retype it the same password again. (Figure 5)
- For the imagine format choose read/write, which means you will be able to see it and be able to change files either adding or removing them from that encrypted folder.
- Left Click on Save
- Once you hit save it will start creating the folder. That will be a .dmg folder.
- Test that it your encrypted folder works.
- My folder was on my desktop, and it is currently working.
- A new device will open on your desktop as soon as you click on OK with all of your files in it. It should look like the one I circled in red.
- Open it and confirm all of your files that you want are in there. You can edit whatever you want in there, and then eject it and all the files should stay in there that you want.
If you want to see a step-by-step process of it take a look below:
If you have any other questions or requests feel free to email me.
Keep Techin’ On.