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forno
4th July 2005, 11:10 AM
Ok I have some files on the mac that I want to encrypt. I dont want to encrypt my entire home folder though

Can I do it?

hawker
4th July 2005, 11:13 AM
There is a program to do it - but I suck at searching and couldn't find it... Someone who knows will point you in the right direction. Should be a FAQ question as it gets asked every now and again...

forno
4th July 2005, 11:19 AM
Thanks Hawker :D

Do you know if vault will let you encrypt the home folder, but share some of it??

hawker
4th July 2005, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by grippon@Jul 4 2005, 10:49 AM
Do you know if vault will let you encrypt the home folder, but share some of it??
I'll leave that one to the experts. But from memory, you can encrypt files, folders etc etc.

zeddie2001
4th July 2005, 11:35 AM
Why not encrypt your home directory and leave the files you want to share in the Public folder?

Another solution that's not quite as secure is to archive with a password the files you want to encrypt. Not as simple if you plan to frequently access that folder though.

swherdman
4th July 2005, 12:40 PM
Im still a relativeley new mac user but i had a similar problem and i found this when i was just messing around

if you go into the disk utillity and create a new image file you have the option of encripting the image with aes-128. So i have some files i enrypt so when i want to use them i open the image file, i get promped for my pasword, then it shows up in the finder

could apple have made it any easyer for us?

forno
4th July 2005, 02:00 PM
Ill give it a whirl

Squozen
4th July 2005, 03:40 PM
Hint: Don't call the disk image 'My secret porn' :P

swherdman
4th July 2005, 06:37 PM
or something like "my tax evasion information" or "my world domination plans"

forno
4th July 2005, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Squozen@Jul 4 2005, 03:40 PM
Hint: Don't call the disk image 'My secret porn' :P
Really its for "sensitive material" True, honest

zagas
5th July 2005, 07:53 AM
You may want to try Knox for Mac. You can check it out here:

www.knoxformac.com

It comes with a 15 day free trial. But I purchased it after noticing that it didn't suffer from the performance hits that FileVault does. You encrypt just the folders you want.

Stephen
5th July 2005, 05:30 PM
grippon, You could try DashCrypt on the Widgets.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/n.../dashcrypt.html (http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/networking_security/dashcrypt.html)

m4dvillain
6th July 2005, 01:47 PM
just create a sparse image in disk utility.. set the max size to something like 10gb, then you mount it like other disk images etc.. but it'll only use space for the files you put in, with a max size of 10gb

lets you set a password etc, saves encrypting your homedir & using 3rd party apps