There are a variety of reasons you might want to keep a folder on your computer hidden or password protected. The idea that Time Machine is going to make so that basically anything you delete is recoverable, made me start thinking about the fact that not everything I download needs to be recoverable. I’m sure you can understand.
Maybe you’re downloading songs to make a special CD for that loved one’s birthday, or maybe you’re putting together a surprise scrapbook, and you don’t want them to get on your shared computer and discover the project before it’s finished….perhaps you’re working on a novel, and don’t want your spouse to see it until it’s done….whatever the reason, you might want an invisible and/or password protected folder.
That’s where Secret Folder 4.0 comes in. Now, I don’t normally give tips that require a purchase, but there isn’t a simply one click solution in OSX to hide or password protect folders. You can create disk images that are password protected, but that’s a tip for another day.
Secret Folder is extremely easy to use. You simply select the folder you want to make invisible (which you can do in the free version of the program), then you select “Make Folder Invisible”. Boom! Done.
If you want to password protect the folder, all you have to do is select “Require Password” – that features, however, will cost you $19.95
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