Password Protect a File in Mac OS X

How to Password Protect a File in Mac OS X

How to Password Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X ? It is sometimes necessary to protect a file or folder in Mac OS X so that no one modifies or deletes your file/folder. To Password Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X, you can follow the steps given below.

Steps to Password Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X:

Step I : Initially, right click the File/Folder and select “Get Info“.

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Step II : Now click on the “Sharings & Permissions“. It shows the information about the read, write priviliges given to each user of your system.

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Step III : Next click on the small lock icon present at the lower right corner of this window.

Step IV : Clicking on it,you will be asked to enter the “Password”. Enter the Password and click “Ok” button. The password you are asked to enter is the System Password.

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Step V : Now, you can change the access rights, i.e., who is able to access a particular File/Folder on your computer. Select “Write Only(Drop Box)”, and then click on the lock again to prevent any further changes.

Step VI : Finally, check the “Locked” check box which is located under the General area in the GetInfo box.

This is it. From now, if someone tries to modify or delete a File/Folder, it will ask for System Password.
These are the simple steps to Pasword Protect a File or Folder in Mac OS X.