Sep 15, 2009

How to Lock A Folder, A File Or A Drive On The Computer

Hi all I came across this cool batch script recently, It lets you lock and unlock external hd's and folders for keeping files hidden without using software, once the folder is locked you can unlock It by clicking on the bat and typing in the password

1- Make a new folder ( name it as you like )

2- Inside this folder make a (.TXT ) file & copy the following inside it:
title Folder Private
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
echo Are you sure you 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.
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 folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== password here goto 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- After you copy the command go to line ( 23 ) u will find "password here"
Change to any password u want.

4- After that, save it as locker.bat (the txt file will change to an application file)

5- Now go back to the folder & u will find a this locker.bat file.

6- Click on it & u will find a new folder called Private.

7- Now copy what u want in it & after that go to locker.bat by clicking it, it will open and ask you if you want to lock your folder? Y/N ?

8- Type Y

9- If you want to UNLOCK your folder, go open locker.bat & type your password and the Private folder will be made visible again.