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If you need to hide a folder and even create a false domain this instructable has step by step instructions for a Windows XP. PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE

Step 1: Making a Folder Invisible

To start off go to your desktop and right click anywhere on the screen. Click new and then choose folder. now place your folder where you want it to be. i sugest having the folder near the bottom of the screen because it is harder to locate there. Now right click the folder and choose rename. Hit alt and hold it while typing 0160. Next right click the folder again and choose properties. Now choose customize and then click the change icon button. look through the icons until you find a blank space, choose it. Hit ok. Now your folder is invisible. to open it double click that space.

Step 2: How to Password Protect a Folder Without Software

Right click the folder made in the first step. click send to. Now click compressed (zipped) folder. Next move the unzipped folder into the trash bin. Open the new zipped folder. click file in the top left corner and then click add password. Add your password. now all files in that folder are password protected and can't be moved without the password.

Step 3: Making a Password Protected Folder Invisibile

Now create and new folder and make that invisible with the steps you read before. now drag the zipped folder into the new invisible one and  place that were you like.

Step 4: How to Create a False Domain

in this step i will introduce coding. Right click your desktop screen. choose new, and now choose text document. copy and paste the following into it:


cls
@ECHO OFF
goto REALIZE
:START
title lock
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the lock(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 LOCK "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}"
echo lock locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo put in the key to Unlock the lock
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==??? goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}" LOCK
echo lock Unlocked
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid keyword
goto UNLOCK1
:MDLOCKER
md LOCK
echo lock unlocked
goto End
:SECOND
title lock
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}" goto UNLOCK1
if NOT EXIST SECRET goto MDLOCKER1
:CONFIRM1
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the secret(y/n)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK1
if %cho%==y goto LOCK1
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM1
:LOCK1
ren SECRET "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo lock locked
goto End
:UNLOCK1
echo put in the key to Unlock the lock
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==~~~ goto FAIL1
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" SECRET
echo lock Unlocked
goto End
:FAIL1
if NOT %pass%==??? goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}" LOCK
echo lock Unlocked
goto End
:MDLOCKER1
md SECRET
echo lock unlocked
goto START
:REALIZE
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}" goto REALIZE1
if NOT EXIST LOCK goto MDLOCKER
if NOT EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30308D}" goto CONFIRM
:REALIZE1
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK1
if NOT EXIST SECRET goto MDLOCKER1
if NOT EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto CONFIRM1
:End


DO NOT COPY THIS 

 find the two places that are filled in with ??? and put in your main pass word, put a secondary password in the space that says ~~~  .now save this file as secret.bat
next move this into your invisible folder which holds the zipped one.  double click the "secret" file and two more should appear. one is labeled lock and the other secret. next double click the "secret file" again and follow its instructions. the files will disappear, to bring them back type in your main password and a file named lock will apear. drag your zipped folder into it. now when this file disapears so does the zipped folder. hide this and then type in your secondary password. a file name secret will appear, this is your false domain. hide it. when ever you want to put stuff into your zipped file make it appear open it and drag your files into the zipped folder.
does it work on windows vista?
Now, my file when opened doesn't have a &quot;File&quot; tab in the top bar. What am I doing wrong/ what's wrong with the system I'm using?<br />
what computer system are you using?<br />

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