How to Create Password Protect Folder without Software

Password Protect Folder Software

There are hundreds of password protector software available for the security of our personal files or folders. We use those password protect folder software to protect our files from others and also use to keep our privacy in a safe. But maximum of them are paid version and only many few provides some free trailer version. And rest of free version which we use, are much more complicated and also introduce some additional problems when we use them into our operating system. So today we provide a new technique which gives you the power of password using capability for your files or folder without any kind of 3rd party software.

password protect folder

How to Set Folder Password without Software:

Before going the working procedure, keep in mind that this tweak may take 10-15 minutes and you need to setup an application maker to ensure proper safety for your manual password processing. Do the following steps and create your own folder lock application.

Caution: Though this is a manual method, so always use easier password, because if you lose your password or forget it, than you may lose all of your data.

Step 1:
Download the following text or copied it from the clipboard. Then open or paste it into a notepad. Find ”type your password here” at 22 line and enter your password on that place.

title Folder Locker
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
echo Are you sure and 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.
ren Locker “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%==type your 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
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End

Like: if NOT %pass%==type your password here goto FAIL
if NOT %pass%==folderlock goto FAIL
** don’t use any space after ‘==’ and use single space before ‘goto’ word

password protect folder

Step 2:
Now go to notepad file menu and click Save As. Enter the folder name as you like, (ex: MyFolder) and enter “.bat” after the file name to convert it into bat extension.
Like: MyFolder.bat

Step 3:
Now use BAT to EXE converter and change the .bat file into .exe application. We recommend to convert the file because in .bat format, it is easy to change or gain the password whether it is not into the .exe format. So for your own safety, use this method.
If converter is open, then go to Batch File menu and select your .bat file. Ensure you tick into the visibility box, either the file turn invisible and use Encrypt the program option to provide extra security on that file. You may also use another password at the Encryption point for additional security like Google use two step security. Thus each time user needs to enter the primary password to use the file. After that, click Compile to convert it into .exe format file.

password protect folder

Step 4:
Once done, run the application. When you run that, you can find a newly folder will be open instantly named “Locker” (If you use Encryption password, then it will appear after you enter the primary password). This folder will work as your Vault Locker folder.

password protect folder

Step 5:
Now open “Locker folder” and transfer all your necessary file into that. Once done, close the folder and go back to your .exe application which you use to create the folder.

Step 6:
Run the program and go to the command window and type “Y” and press enter. When you press enter, the folder will be invisible. Don’t worry; this can’t be visible if someone wants to find it from hidden files, folders and drivers menu from the toolbar. It will hidden permanently until you give a reopen command from that .exe application.

password protect folder

password protect folder

Step 7:
If you wants to use that password protected folder, then go to the application and run the program. Use your password if you use any Encryption password. It will open a command window and ask for your folder password which you use into the notepad (step 1). If you enter the correct password then the hidden folders comes in front of you and you can easily do your tasks. Repeat the same procedure from step 5 to make the folder hidden again.

Thus you can protect your personal files, documents, images and videos without any folder locker software. The whole process is free and only you can handle the staffs yourself. Say goodbye to the paid files/folder password software download. If you like this, don’t forget to leave your comments which will inspire us to provide such kinds of pc tweak.


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