How to password protect your data using disk images in macOS

Virtually everye has files or a folder that they keep their Mac that they do not want anye else to have access to. Today, AppleInsider guides you through the steps to secure your files by turning a folder into a disk image protected by an encrypted password.

People are generally OK with the idea of ​​having various important documents stored their Mac, and are quite happy with the existing protecti built into macOS, including using FileVault to encrypt drives and even simply have a password to access the user account in the first place.

However, some users may find that some elements are too important or private to not apply an extra level of security. This can range from the need to secure professial records that need to be sent to another user, to additial protecti of birth certificates and passports, to keep embarrassing childhood pictures out of sight of other members of the family who sometimes even borrow user account.

e soluti is to use Disk Utility to create an encrypted, password-protected disk image.

Creati of the image

Opening of the disk utility which can be found in the file Applicatis under Utilities . Alternatively, use Spotlight to search for Disk Utility .

In the Disk Utility menu select File, New image then Picture from Folder … or use the keyboard shortcut Shift-Command-N. In the dialog box, select the folder you wish to protect and click Open .

A new dialog box will appear with a number of optis available to create the file …

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