All those backed up files mean your important files are multiplied, which increases the chances they could be compromised. What you need to keep private files from prying eyes is a Secret Folder; an inexpensive and easy way to hide folders on your Mac.
The Secret Folder Is Secret Folder
The problem is simple. We backup files to make sure we have copies if there’s a problem with the Mac. We copy files to other Macs. We clone the Mac. We use Time Machine.
Somewhere on your Mac are probably a bunch of files you’d rather not have anyone else view, right?
If so, where do you keep those files? If someone steals one of your backups, do those important files go along for the ride?
Secret Folder is an elegant, inexpensive, simple-to-use Mac app that simply hides files and folders and makes them difficult for anyone to find, let alone view.
This isn’t an ultra secure way to hide files, but it is easy. Your Mac already has a built-in way to make files invisible. Secret Folder lets you mark files and folders you want to hide with an invisibility toggle.
Poof! The files and folders are invisible.
Using Secret Folder could not be much easier, either. Click the plus button to add files and folders.
Click the Invisible Visible toggle button. Done.
Secret Folder simply makes those files and folders invisible (or visible again) so they’re hidden from view in the Finder. When you backup the hidden folders, they remain hidden on the backup.
Anyone who is checking out your Mac won’t seen the hidden files and folders, hence, out of sight, out of mind.
Inexpensive. Simple. Easy. But not perfect (even though the Secret Folder app can be given a password).
Of course, any seriously experienced Mac user could probably find those same files in minutes, but not the average peek-a-boo Mac thief.