Technological News Portal

[Tutorial] How To Create Encrypted Folder In Mac OS X

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.


encrypt-mac-foldee-ttj-logo

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.

new-imageas56d4e6w54r65we

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.

name--as56d465ew4r6e5r

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.

password-as65d46ew54r6ew5

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”.

eject-disk-aw65e4w654

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.

[ttjad keyword=”mac”]

You might also like
Why Not Join 250,000+ Readers, Like You!
AND GET OUR LATEST CONTENT IN YOUR INBOX

SUBSCRIBE 
Your information will never be shared
close-link