On your MacBook pro or air with macOS Monterey if you want to password protect folders on mac then you can easily do that using disk utility opinion and create a password protected disk image using 128 bit AES encryption and 256 AES Encryption. So, let’s see in detail below.
Password protecting folder mac disk utility is pretty easy and straightforward and all you need to do is create a disk image and set a password and wait for your MacBook to create disk image and you can easily open a locked folder on your MacBook pro or Air and view locked folders on your MacOS Monterey and lock folders on Mac Monterey with password without any software.
Lock a Folder on MacBook Pro or Air Monterey
Below methods will help you lock folder on macbook pro or air on MacOS Monterey with a password and hide your personal information
Step 1: Open spotlight search on your MacBook pro or air
Step 2: On top menu -> click on New Image -> Click on Images from Folder
Step 3: Now, choose the folder that you want to lock and select the folder and click on choose at the bottom.
Step 4: In Where option -> Select the folder where you want to save like Desktop or any other location on your macbook pro or air (macOS Monterey).
Step 5: Now, in Encryption settings -> Using drop down option select 128 – bit AES Encryption (recommended) and if you want you can choose bit AES encryption (more secure, but slower).
Step 6: Select 128 bit AES Encryption here and enter password and verify password and click on choose.
Step 7: In Image Format settings -> Click on Drop down menu -> Select read/write option here.
Step 8: Click on Save to make changes apply and wait for your MacBook pro or air to create folder disk image and click on Done and close all open windows on your MacBook pro or air.
Step 9: Now, go ahead and delete the old folder from your MacBook.
That’s it, this is how you lock a folder on your macbook by creating a new disk image for your folder and protect your folder on macbook pro or air on macOS monterey.
Open locked Folder on MacBook Pro or Air on MacOS Monterey
Step 1: Once you lock the folder on your macbook pro or air and create a lock on the folder your folder will be protected with the password that you have chosen.
Step 2: Now, go ahead and double click on the folder to open it,
Step 3: It will prompt you to enter the password that you have kept when locking the folder.
Step 4: Once you enter correct password
Copy files from Locked Folder on MacBook Pro or Air on MacOS Monterey
Once you unlock the folder and access the files inside the locked folder on MacBook pro or Air (macOS monterey) then you can select all photos or files or videos or any personal information and drag and drop them to the different folder on MacOS Monterey.
How to Close Locked folder when Opened with Password Correctly
Once you access locked folder on your macBook pro or air then you need to right click on the folder and select eject and close the locked folder on your MacBook pro or air (macOS Monterey)
How do you password protect a folder on a Mac without Disk Utility?
Without using mac utilities also you can lock folders on your Macbook pro or air using notes app.
Step 1: Open note app and select the folder that you want to lock
Step 2: Click on lock icon and set a strong password and that’ done.
This is how you protect a folder on your MacBook pro or air without using disk utilities.
How do I lock a folder in Big Sur Mac?
Using mac utilities on your MacOS Big Sur on MacBook Pro or Air and select the folder and create new image from folder and create disk image and lock folders on your MacOS Big Sur.
Using Disk utilities you can create a new image and lock folder and by using notes app also you can lock a file on mac.
Yes! You can make photos and videos private by control clicking on the photo or video and then click on hide.