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If you keep a lot of important files on your Mac computer and sharing it with friends, family or coworkers this tutorial will show you how to encrypt a folder.

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If you keep a lot of important files on your Mac computer and sharing it with friends, family or coworkers this tutorial will show you how to secure most important files by encrypting a folder.


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To get started follow steps below:

Step 1: From your Mac open Disk Utility by going to Applications and then Utilities.

Step 2: From options available at the top of the window click on New Image.

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Step 3: Under Save As filed name your encrypted folder as you wish.

Step 4: Below that, under Size choose the size for your encrypted folder. Let me note that 500MB should be more than enough space to keep your important and files inside it.

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Step 5: Under Encryption choose your desired encryption. 128-bit is more than secure for most of the users, however if you looking for more secure but slower encryption, choose 256-bit.

Step 6: Once you are done with all setups click on Create button.

Step 7: A pop-up window will show up asking you to add a password for your encrypted folder. Type it in two times and then click OK.

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Step 8: On your desktop you should see a new encrypted folder. Open it and then add all important files inside it.

Step 9: Once done, right mouse click on it and from context menu choose Eject “Disk Image”.

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Step 10: Next time when you open this encrypted folder you will be asked to enter a password which you have created in Step 7.

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