How To Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software: There are a lot of options available to lock a folder on your computer to secure it from unauthorized access. But most of them require some third party software. Here in this post you will learn to protect a normal folder without using any external software but simply using a notepad file. Your Windows PC might contain some sensitive data which you don’t to be accessed by anyone else.

Please note that this method won’t conceal your data from someone whoc knows what they are doing. If you are a beginner then we suggest you not to use this method of locking your folders.

Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software

Follow below given step by step procedure to make password protect folder on your PC:

  • First of all create an ordinary folder which will contain your password protected folders. Keep it at any location of your choice and you can name it anything you want.
  • Now open this newly created folder and create a simple new Text Document
  • Copy paste following code excaatly in the notepad
cls 
@ECHO OFF 
title Folder Private 
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK 
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER 
:CONFIRM 
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. 
goto CONFIRM 
:LOCK 
ren Private "HTG Locker" 
attrib +h +s "HTG Locker" 
echo Folder locked 
goto End 
:UNLOCK 
echo Enter password to unlock folder 
set/p "pass=>" 
if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD_GOES_HERE goto FAIL 
attrib -h -s "HTG Locker" 
ren "HTG Locker" Private 
echo Folder Unlocked successfully 
goto End 
:FAIL 
echo Invalid password 
goto end 
:MDLOCKER 
md Private 
echo Private created successfully 
goto End 
:End

Replace PASSWORD_GOES_HERE text in above code with the password you want to set.

  • Save the file as locker.bat. You can save file with any name of your choice but .bat extention is must.

How To Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software

 

  • Once the file is saved as batch file, you can delete the original text file.How To Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software
  • Open this batch file by double-clicking on it, doinf this will create a folder named Private automatically. Here in this folder you can save all your secret files you want to hide.
  • After moving all your secret files in Private folder, go back once and run Locker.bat again. How To Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software
  • This time a command window will open asking if you want to lock the folder, press the ‘Y’ key and press Enter to lock your folder.How To Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software
  • After pressing Enter the Private folder will get disappear immediatelyHow To Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software
  • . To open this password protected folder you can run the same batch file again. You will be prompted for password.How To Create A Password Protected Folder Without Using Any Software
  • After entering the right password presss Enter key. The Private folder will reappear but if you enter the incorrect password then the script/command prompt will just terminate.

 

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