Saturday, 24 November 2012

Lock File(s) on Windows Without Using Any Software

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Lock File(s) on Windows Without Using Any Software

How many times have you wished of a software using which you can hide or lock files,  restricting its access to other unwanted users. Although there are various software available in market using which you can easily lock/hide files but, i personally dont trust them because most of them are bloatware or spyware.
In this post i am going to share a simple yet powerful way of locking and hiding important files using a the following method. Follow the instructions to make you own Locker ( Without any software !! ) :
  • Open notepad.
  • Copy the following code in notepad file :
    cls @ECHO OFF title Folder Locker if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK if NOT EXIST Locker 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 Locker "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%==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 :FAIL echo Invalid password goto end :MDLOCKER md Locker echo Locker created successfully goto End :End
  • Change the “YOUR PASSWORD HERE” with your password.
  • Save it as batch file ( with extension .bat ) For eg. Locker.bat
  • Now you will see a batch file. Double click it to create a folder locker ( A new folder named Locker would be formed at the same location )
  • Thats it you have now created your own locker and that too without using any software !
  • Brings all the files you want to hide in the locker folder.
  • Double click the batch ( As created above ) file to lock the folder namely Locker.
notepad tricks
If you want to unlock your files, simple double click the batch file again and you would be prompted for password ( In DOS window ). Enter the password and enjoy access to the folder.
But don’t delete .bat file and loose your stuff…….

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