How To Lock Your Folder without a Software

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 29, 2008

Windows makes every thing too personal to be comfortable sometimes. Linux is still not an option to consider for many. So, is there a way to make your private information really private? Do you wanna lock and password protect some files inside a computer that can not be viewed by others? Of course you have software for that. But why would you like to have a software which can easily be done by a few tweaks. Here is a simple trick.

Trick

1.Suppose you have a folder named mhm in D:\mhm

2.In the same drive next to the folder create a new notepad file with the exact statement
ren mhm mhm.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

3.Now save this text file as loc.bat

4.Create another notepad file and type
ren mhm.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} mhm

5.Save this as key.bat

6.Now there are two batch files . Double click loc.bat and your folder will change into Control Panel and the contents inside the folder will not be obtainable simply.

7.To open the folder double click key.bat and you get back your original folder .

8. If you want, keep the file key.bat at some other place. Whenever you need to access that folder just copy and paste the file at the previous location and double click.

Isn’t it simple but effective?

Discussion
October 31, 2010: 1:45 am

The trick seems to work for some people here. What a pity it does not work for me.


Ashok Naik
July 10, 2010: 5:06 am

This is really a helpful trick, liked it a lot, Thank you Angsuman.


ishaan vats
April 17, 2010: 4:06 pm

this trick is not working in vista and windows 7…. i have the trick to folder or files lock for vista and windows 7…..!!!!
first right click on ‘folder’ or ‘file’.select property and then select security..click on ‘edit’ and then select ‘Administrator’ as user name and select check to ‘deny check boxes’ .then click ok. thn u will find that your folder get locked..and if u want to unlock the ‘folder’ or ‘files’. then follow same procedure and then uncheck the deny check boxes…thn press ok.
it is best method to lock the folders or files..:)

March 29, 2010: 5:41 am

Good trick, but I prefer the use of on the fly encryption software (for example True Crypt), of any file encryption software like “Advanced Enryption Package.”

Only real encryption guarantees the real security of files… not simple tricks


michael
February 4, 2010: 5:41 pm

Hey, i have a mac and it obviously doesnt work. is there something like this that i can use on my mac?

January 28, 2010: 6:55 am

The trick will not work on Windows 7, will it?


austin
January 27, 2010: 3:14 am

hey men it works


aseef360
January 15, 2010: 2:09 pm

hey it works…. tnx a lot … :) :)

January 3, 2010: 4:15 am

hellooo.thier
my pc has gone very slow some one can help to cure this problem


Yagnesh
December 7, 2009: 12:30 pm

Its not working in Vista OS


Lutfullah
November 1, 2009: 1:52 am

I tried , it works but tell me is there any way to unlock it onther key.bat file. if so plz tell me cause i must know the back up option.


hussain
October 13, 2009: 4:38 am

how stupid nothing will happen


sujeet
October 12, 2009: 4:13 am

it is changed to control panel but its not returning to normal. i have lost too much data please help me


sameer banslal
September 18, 2009: 12:25 am

hey this is not working


pcrao
September 13, 2009: 2:50 pm

Soumya ,Thanks Good Tweak..


rajiv sisodiya
August 7, 2009: 10:24 am

Its not working your trick.that is flase. i try 4 times on vista os

July 15, 2009: 4:48 pm

please sent some tricks to lock the folder


Akshay
July 8, 2009: 12:28 pm

Hi Soumya
it works . But there is one problem which one guy has
already told that if u just delete the extension(.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}) one can access the folder contents. That way it is not safe.
I think we are just renaming the folder in Lock.bat file.
Is there any other way out .
I have tried this on windows XP. Not sure whether it works for vista or not.
Thanks,
Akshay Bali


tetea05
July 2, 2009: 7:44 am

Wowwww….nice…..

June 23, 2009: 9:47 am

its such a fantastic trick

great


Sam
June 9, 2009: 8:47 pm

It works thanks, but i would better go for desksense. The beta version is free, but its only for a limited period. ..lol. Its much more secured than using your own tricks. They even got Usb Lock,File lock an website block. Quite a useful one.
Url: http://www.desksense.com
But either ways ..thanks.


Junu
June 6, 2009: 4:45 pm

Hi
Its first half working while cliking in key bat file i cant retirve the folder it still showing control panel please hepl me


@ndrew
May 25, 2009: 9:23 pm

Hey man … it works ..

thanks i was looking to lock my folder with no progs ..

thx

May 21, 2009: 7:46 am

It works, Thanks alot….


ralph
May 16, 2009: 7:25 pm

it worked!! just be sure that u make it right!! its very helpful but im little scared if some data will be lost!!


Suwito
May 16, 2009: 7:25 am

It can works, thanks.


ausaf
May 8, 2009: 11:27 am

IT DOES NOT WORKS
WASTE OF TIME

AND I GUESS A BETTER OPTION IS TO GO TO TOOLS AND SELECT FOLDER OPTIONS AND THEN VIEW AND THEN HIDE THE FOLDERS.

ANYWAYS ITS ONLY FOR HIDING THE FOLDERS ……..


saurabh
March 26, 2009: 1:33 pm

it works ……..
but on clicking right n going in properties of mhm forlder which now works as a control panel as u specified but if u del {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}dis part following folder name ie mhm den apply the required changes . it will b treated as ordinary folder and all the data can be accessed. widout double clicking on key batch file . so dis way u can open it .so i think its not safe ……..


randhir
March 21, 2009: 1:01 pm

this technique doesn’t work.. it simply create 2 batch files of no uses…if u r simply making database of emails to send ur mails then its a good technique..lols..


Amit
March 10, 2009: 10:29 pm

Hey this doesn’t work. I am using vista and after creating the both the batch files, and after clicking on the loc.bat the folder is still opening.

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