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How To Password Protect Any Folder Without Using Software

Hello guys, through this tutorial you can easily know how to password protect any folder without software. In this post you can get the cmd commands through which you can easily password protect any folder without software. Learn the method to password protect any folder without using software.

How To Password Protect Any Folder Without Using Software

 password protect any folder without using software

In this tutorial i will show you how to password protect any folder without using software using batch file programming.

Password Protect Any Folder Without using Software

Follow these steps:

1. Open Notepad and Copy code given below into it.


@ECHO OFF

title tricksandhacks

if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto

UNLOCK

if NOT EXIST MyFolder goto MDMyFolder

: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 MyFolder “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%== tricksandhacks goto FAIL

attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” MyFolder

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End

:FAIL

echo Invalid password

goto end :MDMyFolder

md MyFolder

echo MyFolder created successfully

goto End

:End

   2. Save the notepad file as lock.bat (.bat is must)
   3. Now double click on lock.bat and a new folder will be created with name MyFolder
   4. Copy all your data you want to protect in that New folder
   5. Now double click on lock.bat and when command promp appears Type Y and press enter.
   6. Now My Folder will be hidden from you view, to access that folder double click on lock.bat
   7. It will ask for password enter your password and done. (Default password is tricksandhacks)
  • To change the password replace tricksandhacks with  new password in the above code

To make it more secure hide lock.bat in some secure location after following the above tutorial to access the secured file double click on lock.bat

 So above post is on how to password protect any folder without using software.

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