How to Lock a personal folder without software Windows (Easy Tutorial!)

Hello and welcome back again to this new little tutorial but very useful, this is known trick but most of Windows users don't know it, as the title mention, today I want to show you an easy way to lock down your personal folder without installing any software into your PC, just by using Windows Batch commands, this work on all Windows OS including Windows 7 and Windows 8.


So we assume that the folder name you want to lock is "My.documents", just create a .bat file on the root folder where your target personal folder located, then edit the .bat file using notpad and paste the bellow code:

cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST My.Documents goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u want to Lock 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 My.Documents "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 folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==123 goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" My.Documents
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End
:End
Now the blue text is the name of the folder that you want to lock and hide, and the red text is the lock password, you can change it, dont change anything else and the folder name must not contain space.
If you want to download the file containing the same above code, download it from here.


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How to Lock a personal folder without software Windows (Easy Tutorial!) How to Lock a personal folder without software Windows (Easy Tutorial!) Reviewed by Maherr Live on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Rating: 5