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How To Password Protect Folder Without Using Any Software | Geek Winky

Have some files you don't want other people to see? Or may be they are just messing up your Documents folder, and you want to hide them ? Then not to worry about that. Geek Winky has come up with a best way to make your files protected in a particular folder.

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Most of us have private of confidential data, which need to be secure from other users. With this trick, you can create a secure password protected folder in Windows. So, in this article we will learn how to password protect a folder without using any external software. 

Following are the Steps :-

STEP 1 - Firstly Open the Notepad.

STEP 2 - Copy the below code and paste it on Notepad.

cls
@ECHO OFF
title www.iteguru.com.com
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%== geek 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

STEP 3 - Save the Notepad File as Lock.bat on any location you want.

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STEP 4 - Now double click on Lock.bat and a new folder will be created with name MyFolder.

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STEP 5 - Copy all your data(Files, Folders, etc) you want to protect in that folder.

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STEP 6 - Now double click on Lock.bat and when command prompt appears Type Y and press Enter.

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STEP 7 - Now MyFolder will be hidden from your view, to access that folder double click on lock.bat file.

STEP 8 - Then it will ask for password, enter your password and done. (Default password is geek).

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After entering the correct password your folder will be shown and you can access it.

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STEP 9 - You can change your password by right click on lock.bat file and select Edit option, Then type your password in the place of "geek" in above code. 

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Hope you guys like this article and it may be beneficial for you. For latest tips and tricks keep visiting Geek Winky.
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Article By : Atul AgrawalSr. Technical Writer & Editor @ Geek Winky
                                          Ping me up at atul@geekwinky.in

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