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Making Passwords for folders...
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Jun 11, 2000, 09:09 PM
Is it possible to make passwords for folders through an application or control panel? eg.- I click on a folder and I get a pop up message window asking for a password, if the right password is not entered the folder just does not open--something to that effect. I know of an application to hide folders but I would rather have them visible at all times.
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Jun 12, 2000, 12:24 AM
I think there's an AppleScript called FolderGuard that does that - or something to the same effect. You want it just ask.

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Jun 12, 2000, 01:36 PM
"ask". I would be interested. Thank you.
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Jun 13, 2000, 03:58 AM
Check your mailbox.

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Jun 19, 2000, 01:08 PM

Me too. I am also interested. Is there a download anywhere where I can get my hands on this?
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Jun 19, 2000, 05:14 PM
Try to get a look at this : http://www.maczsoftware.com/folderguard.shtml

I hope it may help

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Jun 19, 2000, 07:55 PM
Hi all,

For yet other AppleScript-based methods of implementing folder passwords, try searching on any of the major AppleScript-related web sites, such as MacScripter.net's Script of the Week sub-site.

There's also a publicly-available script that implements folder passwords by utilizing the Folder Actions feature of Mac OS 8.5 or later; see the I need help with a custom script thread in the 'AppleScript' Forum here on MacNN.



[This message has been edited by Paul Crawford (edited 06-19-2000).]
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