(Closed) Mac users: how to lock a folder?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That would be horrible!  I am not sure…let me fiddle around on my Mac for a bit and I will let you know if I figure something out!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@canthugallcats:

I tried copying and pasting what I found, but it won’t let me.  Go to Mac Help and type in: Setting Permissions.  This should help you.  Please let us know how you made out.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yup!

Click on the folder, and hit [Apple+I] – you’ll bring up the folder properties. There should be a little box that says “Locked” which you can check. You’ll need to edit the “Ownership & Permissions” section at the bottom of the section though. 😀

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

There is this help thread on mac forums:

http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/190679/how-to-lock-a-folder/

It talks about some way to do it using Disk Utility or else 3rd party software.  I don’t think it is quite as simple to do as on a PC, but this sounds like it could work for you.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

ETA: when you edit the Ownership & Permissions, you’ll only need to change the “Others” section to “No Access”.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ctrl Click on the folder you want locked

go to get info

There is a box titled “locked” 

Check that off

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

To the PPs, thanks for the simplified advice.  At least I know for the future.  I had never attempted to lock a folder before, so I looked it up on Mac Help for serabell.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@canthugallcats: Here’s how to do it!

Right click on the folder, then click “Get Info”.  Click on “Sharing Permissions:”, then change all the Privileges in the right column to “Write Only (Drop box)”.  That should do it!  

You might have to click on the lock in the bottom left corner to make the sections editable (it should look like an open padlock).  

Hope that helps!

 

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