[kde-linux] Re: Password protect one folder?

Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas pedro.lopez.cabanillas at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 22:06:03 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 19 January 2011, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Hi,
>    In KDE is there a way for me to password protect one folder such
> that if Dolphin is open and I click on the folder it specifically asks
> me for a password before opening it?
>    I'm thinking of the case where I walk away from my machine and
> someone else walks up and tries to get into a directory that has
> sensitive data in it.
>    If need be I'm probably OK with using some application to encrypt
> the directory as long as accessing it is more or less nothing more
> than click the folder in Dolphin, supply a password and then the
> folder opens.

You are probably looking for something like "EncFS" (http://www.arg0.net/encfs). It is an user-space, FUSE based cryptographic file-system. It provides a few CLI tools only, but there are some 3rd party KDE ServiceMenus to  integrate it with Konqueror and Dolphin file managers.


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