Using the encrypted lock box on Mac Lion?

curiouswebster
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I am new to Mac but remember hearing there is a feature of Lion or an add on program where I can lock files with a password, and that it's protected by encryption?

- What's that called?
- Is it public key / private key encryption?
- How do I toggle between locked and unlocked states?

I would put my 1Password files there, I imagine.
I would also put my source code repository there was well.

- How does this form of encryption work with TimeMachine?

Thanks.
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Make an encrypted disk image and put your sensitive data in it:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1578
The feature that you may be referring to is called FileVault. Read more about it here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4790
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Yes, it was FileVault I had heard about. Thanks.

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