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Windows Trick:unlock/hide your folder using notepad

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by fromwhere, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. fromwhere

    fromwhere New Member

    Here’s another way of locking your folder without installing softwares. Maybe you’ve noticed that I have different tricks similar to this, which I’ve posted in my blog. The reason why I’m searching for different folder lock tricks is because of a very evident reason. The reason is, I have many private files that need to be protected. So here’s another alternative way for locking folders.

    1. Copy this code in Notepad:
    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%==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

    2. Replace password_here with your password
    3. Then save it as any filename with .bat extension (Ex. Lock.bat)
    4. Open Lock.bat and a folder named Locker will appear on the same directory.
    5. Place all the files you want to be protected on the Locker folder.
    6. Open Lock.bat again and it will output “Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)”. Type in ‘Y’ then Enter.
    7. The Locker folder will disappear. Open Lock.bat again and input your password to Unlock the Locker folder.

    That’s all.
    This is good but some kinda weak. Because you can see the password if you will open Lock.bat with a text editor.
     

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