Protect Files
Protect Files
2.1.1

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Protect Files free download for Mac

Protect Files

2.1.1
02 May 2018

Password encryption for files and folders.

Overview

This application is obsolete and no longer developed. It is no longer available from the developer

Protect Files is a tool dedicated to computer newbie that makes easy the protection of file, folders and documents with password encryption.

Developed specifically for those who prefer a dedicated solution, Protect Files will guide the user step by step in the creation and use of Encrypted Spaces. The Encrypted Space is packed up in a convenient and easy interface to unlock and lock the space. An Encrypted Space is a space protected with a password that resides on the Mac's hard disk, external disk, or a USB drive, where the user can safely store documents, files, and folders to prevent access from other users. The Space will show up as a volume on the users desktop. When the Space is locked, the content of the space is secure. When the Space is unlocked, the user can copy, move and delete files as she/he would on any normal hard disk.

While expert users might prefer to use Mac OS X Disk Utility to create their own disk image files, this tool is aimed to users preferring a dedicated solution to guide them step by step in creation and use of the encrypted space.

What's new in Protect Files

Version 2.1.1:
  • Bug Fix

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1 Protect Files Reviews

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Ep1curus
11 January 2009

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This is definitely for the newbie. All this thing does is create an encrypted sparse bundle disk image for you and compacts it when you close it. You can do all this with Disk Utility and Terminal for free. To create a sparse bundle disk image 1) Launch Disk Utility 2) Select New Image - name your image - choose a volume size - format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - choose your encryption level, 256 bit encryption is stronger but will take longer to format. - Single Partition - Apple Partition Map - Image Format "sparse bundle disk image" - click create and you will be prompted for a password - your done Simply mount it and use it as a separate hard drive. To compact your sparse bundle disk image 1) unmount the disk image. 2) launch Terminal 3) hdiutil compact path/to/fileName.sparsebundle. 4) you will be prompted for your password. You are done. Unlike a normal disk image, where a 10GB image occupies 10GB of disk space from creation, Sparse Bundle disk images will start small and grow in size up to the limit you set but do not shrink themselves as you delete files from it which is why you have to compact them. This program simply compacts it for you when you close the disk image. Disk image size too small now... hdiutil resize -size 20g path/to/fileName.sparsebundle This will increase your image size to 20 GB. If you use FileVault, it makes your home folder a sparse bundle disk image and the OS will compact it for you as you remove files from it automatically. Protect Files is using the same concept. You could use this and save yourself the 15.00 but then you lose the ability to use TimeMachine's fancy space time continuum and will have to navigate your TimeMachine folder like a regular folder.
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Version 1.0
Ep1curus
11 January 2009
This is definitely for the newbie. All this thing does is create an encrypted sparse bundle disk image for you and compacts it when you close it. You can do all this with Disk Utility and Terminal for free. To create a sparse bundle disk image 1) Launch Disk Utility 2) Select New Image - name your image - choose a volume size - format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - choose your encryption level, 256 bit encryption is stronger but will take longer to format. - Single Partition - Apple Partition Map - Image Format "sparse bundle disk image" - click create and you will be prompted for a password - your done Simply mount it and use it as a separate hard drive. To compact your sparse bundle disk image 1) unmount the disk image. 2) launch Terminal 3) hdiutil compact path/to/fileName.sparsebundle. 4) you will be prompted for your password. You are done. Unlike a normal disk image, where a 10GB image occupies 10GB of disk space from creation, Sparse Bundle disk images will start small and grow in size up to the limit you set but do not shrink themselves as you delete files from it which is why you have to compact them. This program simply compacts it for you when you close the disk image. Disk image size too small now... hdiutil resize -size 20g path/to/fileName.sparsebundle This will increase your image size to 20 GB. If you use FileVault, it makes your home folder a sparse bundle disk image and the OS will compact it for you as you remove files from it automatically. Protect Files is using the same concept. You could use this and save yourself the 15.00 but then you lose the ability to use TimeMachine's fancy space time continuum and will have to navigate your TimeMachine folder like a regular folder.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Apimac
Apimac
18 January 2012
Hi ep1curus, very great tutorial. We also suggest this app only for inexperienced users who require a dedicated solution.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
24 August 2012
Not definitely for just newbies. I've been on the Mac platform since 1986 and have done countless hours of consulting and network administration for this platform. I paid only 99¢ for Protect Files during a sale, but I would still gladly pay the $10 for it to be able to have all that you shown us in the terminal be automated. Just because someone doesn't want to have to screw around with the Terminal doesn't make them a newbie.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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