How to Password Protect a Folder without any Software – Quick Tutorial

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Windows being the popular OS, it has many hacks that can be implemented to get the most out of it. Now, in today’s post we are going to discuss something about how you can protect or hide any folder with a password and I promise that we will not be using any kind of software for that purpose.

Security of data is a major concern for everyone today. We save our passwords in a text file and forget to protect that file itself, which amount to nothing in terms of protecting your files. Now, why I insist on not using a software like, Free Hide folder or Folder Lock is that, they consume your CPU resources plus increases the workload.

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In order to get rid of the same, we have showcased a very east method by which you can easily protect your files & folders. So, here begins the procedure.

Procedure to create a password protected folder

Step 1) Create a New Folder, just name it anything. This folder will act as the gateway to all folders/files that you want to hide.

Step 2) Navigate to newly created folder and create a new notepad file.

Step 3) Now, download a text file from this link. Copy the content of this file to the text file you’ve just created. Find the phrase PASSWORD_GOES_HERE in the code and replace it with the password you want to keep to protect the folder.

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Step 4) Once, you’re done with that, save the text file with the name “locker.bat“. Remember, to select “All Files” in the filetype field.

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Step 5) Now, open the locker.bat file. You will see a Folder named “Private” is automatically created. Move the files that you want to hide to this folder.

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Step 6) Now, run the “locker.bat” file again and it will ask for the confirmation. Press “Y” to confirm.

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Step 7) Once, done you will now see that Private folder has disappeared. Voila, your files are now invisible to everyone.

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Step 8) If you want to get the Private folder back, just run the locker.bat file and enter the password to unlock. The Private folder will now appear again.

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Isn’t it great ?? Rather, than going for softwares like FHF and Folder Lock which include a lot of hassle from installation to management, you can with this simple method where you just want to copy one script.

Giriraj Ranawat

Giriraj Ranawat is a passionate tech blogger from Rajasthan, India. He is an avid traveler and love to explore new dimensions of technology. You can follow him at Twitter

4 Comments to How to Password Protect a Folder without any Software – Quick Tutorial

  1. Wow! Great tutorial. Protecting folders, that’s too without using any software is really interesting. Only the problem with me is passwords – I forget them quite easily. I’d protected some PDF files and DOCs which I could not open when needed. Can’t figure out what password I’d kept at that time. I believe, you need to record your password somewhere in such cases.
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