Password Protect Folders in Windows Without any Software

by Maitreya PatniMay 14, 2014

There are hundreds or may be thousands of third party softwares available on the internet for protecting Files and Folders in Windows with Password, but the main problem with them is that firstly we need to download them and after that we need to install them and they even corrupts or deletes our files when we uninstalled them.

So, today i am sharing this amazing trick with notepad through which you can Password Protect any Folder in Windows PC and you can even use this as a portable locker.

How to Password Protect any Folder in Windows?





This method works on every version of windows including Windows 8.1 and XP and will also gonna work on Windows 9.

Step 1 :- Firstly Create a new folder that will include your Password Protected Folder, in my case i Created a new folder on desktop and named it “My Files”.

Step 2 :- Now open Notepad and paste the below code in it.

cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Private
if EXIST “HTG Locker” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo For More Tricks and Hacks visit www.TheBroodle.Com
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

 

Password Protect Folders in Windows With Notepad Script

Password Protect Folders in Windows With Notepad Script


Step 3 :-
Next Change the “PASSWORD_GOES_HERE” from the above code with your desired password.

Step 4 :- Now Save the notepad file as “locker.bat” in the folder you created (You will need to select “All Files” in Notepad’s saving window in order to save the file as .bat file instead of .txt)

Step 5 :- Now double click on the “locker.bat“, it will create a folder named “Private” in your Folder.

Step 6 :- Now Paste those files and folders that you want to be protected in “Private” folder.

Step 7 :- After pasting all files and folders double click on “locker.bat” now this time it will ask for the permission that you want to lock the folder, type “y” and hit enter.

Lock Folders in Windows With Password withot any software

Lock Folders in Windows With Password withot any software

Step 8 :- That’s it, now you will see that the Private folder disappears, now if you want to unlock it just double click on locker.bat and type your password and hit enter.




That’s it, you can use this method to lock any amount of files and folders.

Do share your feed backs and queries in comments.

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Maitreya Patni
Maitreya is the Founder and Chief Editor at Broodle. He loves helping people around him to get through the day to day trouble they face with technology. So that, they can love technology as much as he does! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+.