How To Lock Computer Folder With Password Without Using Any software

Windows Computer users can now lock their folders with the use of password without bordering to use any form of Software or application for protecting their folders from others having access into it. You can achieve the purpose of locking your PC Windows operating system folders, be it (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 98, and many other versions.) Just with a simplified trick of Notepad hack and then your file and Desktop folders will be locked and hidden, protecting your privacy.

So in this post, I will be teaching all with some new basic tips on how to set a security lock on a computer folder with a password for free. In other words, by creating a batch file which I have already explained below with steps, those of your chosen folders which you wish to be hidden and locked, will be locked and as well require a password in order to unlock whenever any user want to access it. This becomes so important whenever you want to secure your documents or files like, Bank financial statements, images/pictures, music, Videos, eBooks in pdfs and many more you wish to secure from someone hacking through it or for any other purpose.

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Here are major frequent asked questions that this tutorial Has solution for:
  • How do you password protect a folder in Windows 10?
  • How do I password protect a video file?
  • How do you lock a folder?
  • Can you password protect a folder in Windows?
  • How do you put a password on a folder in Windows 7?
  • How can I lock my pictures on my MacBook?
  • How do you lock a Mac?
  • How do I password protect a zip folder?
  • How do you put a password on a folder Mac?
  • What is Folder Guard?

Follow the steps below in order to get the solution to the asked questions above.

Steps To Password A Computer Folder For Free Without Any Software/Application in Use.

>> 1. First of all, Open Your PC Notepad
You can locate your PC Notepad either by searching, or via Start Menu, or by right-clicking inside any folder, then select New >> Text Document.

>> 2. Copy and Paste the below given code with text into the document.
Now copy the codes below as pasted here.

if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDPrivate
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 Private "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%== wonderhowtogoto 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
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End

>> 3. Now edit the Folder Name and Password to your own test of use.
Haven the text pasted in, to adjust the locked folder's name and the password that will be used to unlock the folder, change default folder name from above text from "Private" to your own choice of name. And change the default password from "wonderhowto" to any of your choice of password.

>> 4. Save the Batch File
Here, you can save the file with whatever name you wish to use but ensure to save the name with ".bat" extension at the end of the and then select "All files" in the drop-down box when saving it. (For example, I choose to name my own folder with "Mike" so this is how it will look like Mike.bat Remember to adjust the save location if you opened Notepad directly rather than using the right-click method.

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When you save the file, it will look like this in the folder you choose:

pc computer folder lock

>> 5. Create Folder
Next thing to do, is to double-click on the batch file which you just created ( or you may choose to select and hit on Enter). Now, you should notice a new folder that will show up.

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So at this very stage, you can proceed to add your files and documents to the folder. And also, you can always add to remove any of your files or documents from it later.

>> 6. How to lock the PC Folder
If you are done with adding your files to the newly created folder, and ready to lock it, then simply double-click on the batch file. (or you can simply select and hit the Enter button), then ensure to choose 'y' on the window that will pop up, and click the Enter button again.

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Now your folder should be locked and hidden.

>> 7. How to Access Your Hidden And Locked Folder Free
Now in order to access your hidden folder so as to unlock it, just double-click on the batch file, and type the password you set for unlocking it and then click on the Enter button to open the folder.

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After you must have opened the folder and access what you wish to check, and still want to re-lock as well as hiding the folder again. Then hit the batch file again. That’s all. You can still name the batch and folder whatever you want it to bear and have this trick in multiple locations on your Windows machine Personal Computer.

This is all you need to know on How to set security lock code for free to any Computer or Desktop Folder, without the Use of any sort of third party software/application but just with a Password only. Share this post if you find it useful and do well to follow me on Google plus here or via the side bar of this site where you see Follow. Thank you.

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