Sunday, October 27, 2013

How to Create Password Protected Folders without Using a Software

Hello everyone, Today we will see how to create password protected Folders without software.
Securing personal files/softwares cannot be guaranteed in a situation whereby more than one person is permitted to make use of a computer.

 In this case,it is very necessary to ensure all sensitive/personal documents are kept hidden from the view of such users.But how can you do that without a software?

Well,here’s an easy way to it.
So,if you think there’s a file/folder you’d like to keep hidden from the reach of others,just follow the steps below.

How To Secure Files/Folders Without Software

Create a new folder and create a new ‘Text Document’ in it by right-clicking and selecting ‘New’ » ‘Text document’.
Copy – Paste the following code snippet in the text document

 cls @ECHO OFF title Folder Private if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER :CONFIRM echo Are you sure you want tolock the 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 unlockfolder set/p “pass=>” if NOT %pass%== password here goto 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 :MDLOCKER md Private echo Private created successfully goto End :End


Locate `Password here` in the code above and change it to whatever password you want to use (Simple to remember,but hard for others to guess)

Now click on File » Save as and give it any name you so desire but with a .bat extension.
E.g : Lock.bat

Now,exit notepad and on getting to the new folder you created previously, you’ll see a “LOCKER” command.

Double-click on this file and a new folder will appear (Private OR Confidential)
Now,copy/move all you want to hide in this “Private/Confidential” folder and go back one step.
Double-click on the “LOCKER” command again and you’ll be greeted with something new.
Just press ‘Y’ as instructed and hit enter.

Immediately,the ‘PRIVATE / CONFIDENTIAL’ folder will disappear.Now,all your files & documents are secured in this hidden folder.

To undo hiding,double-click on this “Locker” command again and input the password you used above. Hit Enter and the hidden folder will re-appear..Now,that’s it.

NOTE:These files can still be sometimes accessed using the search,so it is highly recommended you rename your files before hiding them so as to ensure its maximum security.


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