Password Protect Files Mac Encryption
How to password protect files on Mac OS X. Mac Encryption Password Protect Files and folders in a Macintosh computer, with the help of Disk Utility Application. Create a Blank Image Volume Disk in a Sparse Bundle Disk Image Format. How to Encrypt files and folders on a Macintosh computer, with the help of Disk Utility Application.
On Disk Utility. Go to File menu, then click on NEW, to create a new blank Disk Image. Start to give a disk image name, and save it to a directory of your choice. in my case, to the desktop. Now give a file name. for the size, i will leave the default, 100MB. You can choose a higher value if need it. But keep in mind, when you hit the create button, it will take that amount upon your disk.
Unless we choose on image format, Sparse Bundle Disk Image, it will take up 100 megabytes has you fill it up. Let’s say you put a 10 megabytes file, the file will be only 10 megabytes, and not the 100 megabytes.
On format type, you can leave the default, mac OS extended journaled. In Encryption, choose the 256 bits mode. Unless you going to encrypt really big programs, because you will not notice the difference between one or another. On partition, select Single partition, and click on the create button.