Those who don’t want or can’t understand how to use tools included in Apple’s OS X may consider utilizing third-party software as an option.
There are many different applications out there, however, it is rather difficult to find the one with comprehensible interface, sufficient functionality and, you know, something more inside. Fortunately, a program we have used while writing a post about cleaning up RAM earlier this month has what we need. The app is called MacKeeper Data Encryptor.
Once you open MacKeeper for the first time, you won’t see this tool at once as it is hidden under Advanced Tools included in the package. However, once you finally get down to it, you will notice a quick guide with the instructions and recommendations.
Right after you click Set Up Data Encryptor, you will need to create a password to get access to this section of MacKeeper. We have chosen the password earlier, so we’ll Log In to Data Encryptor instead.
Once you log in with your password, you get an opportunity to Add files to the encryption list.
Let’s choose the folder we have already seen in this article.
Clicking on the Encrypt button and choosing the desirable encryption method and password initiates the process that may take a while depending on the size of folder to encrypt, amount of RAM installed, age and condition of your Mac, its operating system etc.
After the end of the process, you will need to hit the Hide button in order to prevent others from accessing your data.
Locate Lost Items allows to scan a specific folder for hidden files in case one forgets their location. However, even this feature won’t help if you forget your password, so make sure you store it in a secure place.
This is how you can protect your computer and files on it from unauthorized access and data thefts. Let us know what you think about our tutorial in the comments section below.