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How To Lock Your Folders Without Using any Software

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Yes!!!!! 😀 this wonderful windows hack can lock your personal files/folders without the use of any folder lock software. 🙂

All you need to have is a notepad and follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the location where the folder you want to lock is located.
  2. Right click and select New Text Document and type in the following code
    and save it as lock.bat (replace <YOURFOLDERNAME> with folder name your locking)

ren <YOURFOLDERNAME>

<YOURFOLDERNAME>.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

3. Open another new text document and type in the following code and
save it as key.bat (replace <YOURFOLDERNAME> with folder name ur locking)

ren YOURFOLDERNAME.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

YOURFOLDERNAME

4.That’s it!! Now whenever you want to lock the folder double click loc.bat which converts your folder to control pannel and protects it from being accessed and when you want to unlock it then double click key.bat

Hope this Helps….

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    Jordan
    January 18, 2009 Reply

    I must be doing it wrong. I tried it out and got the MS-DOS Batch file for both the lock and key but it wouldn't lock the folder though. The files inside the folder were still able to be viewed.

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    admin
    January 18, 2009 Reply

    type the folder name properly and also the code it is working !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    admin
    January 18, 2009 Reply

    neglect "< " and ">" and write the code it is working :)

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    Kittu
    January 20, 2009 Reply

    hello friends, help me too, am also facing the same problem.

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    Jordan
    January 20, 2009 Reply

    So to lock to a folder, lets say the name is jyt, you type in ren jyt jyt.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} and save it as lock.bat and to unlock it you type in ren jyt.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} jyt and save it as key.bat is that how you type it in Sincerely Jordan

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    Raju
    January 25, 2009 Reply

    very interesting tip :) I had written a post similar to this, do check it http://techpp.com/2009/01/10/easiest-way-to-hide-a-folder/

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    File Lock
    January 27, 2009 Reply

    I use Folder Lock to secure my data,its the best security application.

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    Startup
    June 21, 2009 Reply

    Thanks. That was great, now where is the bookmark button

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      Sunil Jain
      June 21, 2009 Reply

      @Startup just click on share this :) Thanks :)

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    Vinod
    April 30, 2010 Reply

    BUT ANYBODY CAN SEE THE CONTENT OF FOLDERS FROM COMMANDLINE.

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    Chetan
    August 19, 2010 Reply

    This is not working...

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