Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Password protecting a file? How to? - macOS Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Password protecting a file? How to? zenatek Posted: April 27, 2005 5:07PM in macOS edited January 2014 I have a file, and I need to password protect it. How can I do this and then burn it onto a disc, so that when I put the disc into a computer only I can read it after putting a password in? Comments Reply 1 of 4 jwink3101 Posts: 739member April 27, 2005 5:29PM Fairly Simple to do with encrypted sparsedisk imagesGo to Disk Utility in Applications>UtilitesGo to Images>New>Blank ImageMake the size the maximum size you may want the files to be. to be safe, double it.Now set encryption to the AES-128 and the format to sparsedisk. It will ask for your password after you hit okay. Set it to whatever you wantYou will now have a disk image wich will need a password. Before you put it on a disk, as you add files, it will grow to the max size you set. You will need to shrink them with either http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...40625012304236 or http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...41207153823222 . When you burn it to a CD, you will still need to password but you wont be able to write to it.Edit: if you are still in 10.2, follow http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...30212055706937 . If the link in that link (it makes sense, sort-of) doens;t work, read the comments for instructiosn Reply 2 of 4 zenatek Posts: 203member April 27, 2005 7:48PM Thanks worked great! Reply 3 of 4 electric monk Posts: 485member April 27, 2005 8:20PM Or try Crypt2. Uses blowfish for encryption and is just drag and drop.http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/12572 Reply 4 of 4 bergz Posts: 1,045member April 27, 2005 8:29PM Quote:Originally posted by Electric Monk Or try Crypt2. Uses blowfish for encryption and is just drag and drop.http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/12572 What a great app!!! --B Sign In or Register to comment.