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How to create Password Protected Folder

How to create Password Protected Folder

Hi friends, this article is all about creating password protected folder containing important data. For using this trick there is no requirement of any software of application. This trick can be easily implemented using notepad and a folder. Just follow the below given steps and you can create your own password protected folder in minutes.

How To Create Password Protected Folder ?

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

title tech-files.com
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST MyFolder goto MDMyFolder
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.
ren MyFolder “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 Your Secure Folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%== techfiles 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
echo Invalid password
goto end
md MyFolder
echo MyFolder created successfully
goto 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 nameMyFolder

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 MyFolder 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 coolhacks)

  • To change the password replace techfiles with new password in the above code

You can use an offline password manager for enhanced protection.

How To Further Secure ?

You might be thinking that anyone can access the password by opening that lock.bat file in Notepad or any other text editor. 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. I would suggest copying lock.bat file into Pendrive and copying it into your computer whenever you required to access to your password protected folder.