How to Lock folder without any software with password - MJWebHacks

  • ⭕️Step 1 : Open Notepad

    Start by opening Notepad, either from search, the Start Menu, or simply right-click inside a folder, then choose New -> Text Document.

    ⭕️Step 2: Add Code to Document

    🌀 Now just copy the text below and paste it into your document.

    @ECHO OFF
    if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
    if NOT EXIST Private goto MDPrivate
    :CONFIRM
    echo Are you sure to lock this folder? (Y/N)
    set/p “cho=>”
    if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==y goto LOCK
    if %cho%==n goto END
    if %cho%==N goto END
    echo Invalid choice.
    goto CONFIRM
    :LOCK
    ren Private “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
    attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
    echo Folder locked
    goto End
    :UNLOCK
    echo Enter password to Unlock Your Secure Folder
    set/p “pass=>”
    if NOT %pass%== wonderhowtogoto FAIL
    attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
    ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Private
    echo Folder Unlocked successfully
    goto End
    :FAIL
    echo Invalid password
    goto end
    :MDPrivate
    md Private
    echo Private created successfully
    goto End
    :End

⭕️Step 3: Edit Folder Name & Password

With the text pasted in, you can adjust the locked folder’s name, as well as the password used to unlock it. The default folder name is “Private” and the default password is “wonderhowto.”

⭕️Step 4: Save Batch File

Now save the file as whatever name you’d like, but make sure the name ends in “.bat” and that you select “All files” in the drop-down box when saving. Also, if you opened Notepad directly rather than using the right-click, be sure to adjust your save location accordingly.

Once saved, your file should look like this in the folder you choose:

⭕️Step 5: Create Folder

Now double-click on the batch file you just created (or select and hit Enter). You’ll notice a new folder come up.

At this point, you can start adding files to this folder. Don’t worry, you can always add to remove files from it later.

⭕️Step 6: Lock the Folder

Once you’re ready to lock the folder, simply double-click on the batch file (or select and hit Enter), then choose ‘y’ on the window that pops up and hit Enter.

You’ll notice that your folder has now disappeared.

⭕️ Step 7: Access Your Hidden & Locked Folder

Now whenever you need access to your folder, just double-click on the batch file, input your password, and hit Enter.

To re-lock (and hide) the folder, just hit the batch file again. And remember, you can name the batch file and folder whatever you like, you feel free to make sure of this trick in multiple locations on your Windows machine.

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