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[TUT] How to lock folder without any software (Windows OS)

  1. May 31, 2008 #1
    First, open Notepad, and paste the code below.

    Change the password in the fields where is "type your password"

    Go to, File/ Save As...

    Save the file as loc.bat

    Starting loc.bat will automatically create folder called Locker, which later you could use for protecting your files or folders inside of this folder.

    When you will open loc.bat again, it will ask you for password and if you have typed the password correctly, it will unlock your folder.

    Enjoy! :smile:

    Code (Text):
    title Folder Locker
    if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
    if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
    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
    ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    echo Folder locked
    goto End
    echo Enter password to Unlock folder
    set/p "pass=>"
    if NOT %pass%==type your password here goto FAIL
    attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
    ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
    echo Folder Unlocked successfully
    goto End
    echo Invalid password
    goto end
    md Locker
    echo Locker created successfully
    goto End
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  3. May 31, 2008 #2
    Isn't the same as
    "attrib -h -s your_folder" ?
    Why to use a password ? (cause anyone could type the code, and see the password )
    Last edited: May 31, 2008
  4. Jun 1, 2008 #3
    No. If you type the code again, and save it like loc.bat, you can see the password, since there is already created folder named "Locker".
  5. Jun 1, 2008 #4
    That's what I said. So, why the password ?
  6. Jun 3, 2008 #5
    It is useless! The key is in the lock...

    Anyway you don't depend on the password. Just rename the folder (any name works) , and execute "attrib -h -s new_name" .

    The "locked folder" is gone...

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