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How to hide your game files on Mac

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by ZipMip, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. ZipMip

    ZipMip Potential Patron

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    What we are going to be doing is making a disk image, or a .Dmg file for your files to sit in. It will be password protected.
    Tutorial (OS Mountain Lion/ Lion)
    1. Open Launchpad
    2. Open the Other folder
    3. Open Disk Utilities
    4. Wait for it to load, and click New Image
    5. Put the name as "game" or something non-suspicious.
    6. Keep it set to go to desktop.
    7. Put the following settings

    Name : Disk
    Size : 500mb (or larger, if you want)
    Format : Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Encryption : 256-bit AES Encryption
    Partitions : Hard disk
    Image format : read/write disk image

    8. Press create
    9. Make a password that is easy to remember (Uncheck save to keychain), press ok.

    Now just double click what you made, put in the password. Open the finder and at the bottom should be your disk. You can now put files in there. Make sure you press eject after you use it to make sure no one can use it without the password. Congratz, you now have a password protected folder for SDT!
     
  2. sby

    sby Club Regular Content Creator

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    since mac's are basically linux, can't you just name the folder starting with a period like:
    ".sdtfoldername"
    to make it hidden to the average mac user?

    it you want an password and everything though, your way sounds worthy.
     
  3. ZipMip

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    I'm not the best with linux, so I wouldn't know. I just like this way because it's fast and easy.