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#49064 - 06/11/18 11:32 PM Sparse Disk Image Mystery
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Out of the blue, a password protected disk image that I created a bunch of years ago lost its p/w protection...opened up without presenting me with a dialog box.

The only thing I've done since I last opened it with no issue is changed the volume it resides on from an HFS+ partition to an APFS volume.

Can anybody think of something I may have done inadvertently or some other reason for the change?

Thanks.
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#49067 - 06/12/18 05:40 AM Re: Sparse Disk Image Mystery [Re: artie505]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
the password is saved in your keychain. you probably accidentally checked the Remember Password checkbox the last time you put in your password.

you can go into keychain access and remove it if you want to.

also fun fact: if you have several password-protected disk images, you can create a separate keychain and move the DMG passwords to that keychain. Then you unlock ONE keychain (with password) and that can immediately allow all other disk images to open without a password since the keychain the passwords are on is now available. Wwhen you try to open a disk image that has a password on the new keychain which is locked, it will prompt you for the password to the keychain, unlock it, and use the dmg password immediately without having to provide the password for the DMG. Keychains remain unlocked in this way for 15 minutes after their last use, so you can select several disk images and open them all at once, only having to provide a password once to unlock the keychain.
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#49068 - 06/12/18 06:44 AM Re: Sparse Disk Image Mystery [Re: Virtual1]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I had looked in my keychain and didn't find that item, but a second, better look just located it in login (keychain) as opposed to Local Items.

I obviously spaced out and checked the box the last time I opened the disk image.

Thanks for the push.
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