How to Password-Protect Folder, Apps on a Mac Computer
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How to Password-Protect Folder, Apps on a Mac Computer

How to Password-Protect Folder, Apps on a Mac Computer

Not all your personal files data meant to be seen by someone on your computer. The more security level you set on your computer, that much your files will be safe. Usually, most of our family, friends, are enthusiastic to take a look at our computer. Or in any other case, we carry out our personal computer. But again we don’t want that anyone should check our personal files. It’s the time to be sensitive to create a password for our files or Apps that installed on the computer. Creating an extra layout for the protection of our personal files on the computer to be more secure.

However, through this guide, I will walk you through how to password protect a Folder, App in a Mac. There is an extra method on Mac to create a password for folders. To protect Apps on Mac you have to download a small tool. Indeed, the tool is a secure platform to protect your individual Apps on Mac. Still, there isn’t any internal solution for protecting Apps on Mac. Again it called third-party App to install and protect your Mac Apps. Furthermore, we covered and found the solution to protect the Apps on Mac using this App that called App Locker. App Locker is consists of best methods protection layout. To use the full version of App Locker on Mac you have to pay $9.99. In fact, for your advanced experience, you can protect one App for free. The pro version of App Locker will allow you to protect Apps with Touch ID and Bluetooth Unlocking.

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Password-Protect Folder, Apps on a Mac Computer

Download and Install App Locker

To download App Locker you need to have Apple ID. After that, navigate to App Store, sign in with your Apple ID.

Sign in with Apple ID
Sign in with Apple ID

Type App Locker on the search bar and press enter, once App Locker appeared click Get.

Get
Get

Now click Install

Install
Install

Once the installation completed click Open.

Open
Open

When you get the App Locker from the menu bar and launched it. In the first step, you will face a pop-up to set a password. Therefore, click “Setup my password”.

Setup my password
Setup my password

In the preferences, screen type your password create a strong password. In case, if you have a MacBook with Touch ID, then check the box of that. Also, you can enable the Bluetooth ID, when all is done click Save password.

Create password
Create a password

Once the password created click on the top bar on the App Locker icon. And type the password which you have created in the previous step then press enter.

Enter the password
Enter the password

At the first App Locker screen, also App Locker will start up when you boot your Mac computer. Enable Activate App Locker, Enable Start at Login (Recommended). Click on (+) button to add any App in App Locker.

Activate App Locker
Activate App Locker

With the free version, you can add only one App. To add several Apps you need to purchase its pro version. In this window select the App you want to lock.

Select the App you want to lock
Select the App you want to lock

To be sure that you have added correctly the App on App Locker. Navigate to the top bar then click on the App Locker icon. Enter your password then press Enter.

To remove the app from the App Locker list, simply click the Cancel option.

Remove App
Remove App

Note: App Locker will work while you try to launch those Apps which you added to the locked list. While opening the App you will be required to enter the password to open the App.

Password-protect Folder

Disk Utility is the best option on Mac that most of the works are performing via Disk Utility. Here I will use to protect a Folder on Mac with it. The process is simple, navigate to the search spotlight on the right-handed corner and click on that. When the search spotlight appeared type Disk Utility and press enter.

Open Disk Utility
Open Disk Utility

When the Disk Utility opened minimize that. Click on the top menu bar on File>New Image> then select Image from Folder.

Once this opened select the folder which you want to protect it with the password when selected click Choose.

Select the folder
Select the folder

Now give the folder name which you will save. Click on the “Encryption” option then choose the “128-bit AES Encryption  (Recommended) option.

Encryption
Encryption

Now type your password for protecting the folder then click Choose.

Type your password
Type your password

Click down on the “Image Format” option, then select “Read/Write”.

Image format
Image format

Be sure that after selecting those settings should be like the below screenshot.

Save
Save

Wait a while until it should create the folder disk image. Once the disk image created click Done.

Click Done
Click Done

When the folder image created check out that on your desktop. Also, you can choose several image format, the format I have created is a dmg file. That’s it double-click on the file, after that, you will be required to enter your password.

Enter your password
Enter your password

That’s it the folder is now opened, you can easily use this method to set a password for your personal file using it on a folder.

Final Point

That’s all about how to Password-protect Folder, Apps on a Mac Computer. I hope you have gotten something important reading this article. Again if you faced any kind of problem feels free to share with me below in the comment section. In fact, if you liked that article then don’t forget to share it with your friends on social networks.

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