Introduction: Secure Your Thumb Drive With Batch
ever wonder how to keep your secret files a secret without buying those expensive programs. Well here is how to do it for free using windows dos and notepad
this a easy way to hide and secure the files on your thumb drive
note this does not completely secure your files it only hides them from prying eyes
also check out my other instructable
Batsignal in batch
Step 1: Chose Your Thumb Drive
it can be any size brand or shape
Step 2: Create a Folder in the Thumb Drive
start by creating a folder and name it "lockbox" (without the quotes)
Step 3: Add Your "secret" Files Into the Folder
move any files you want to into the folder
Step 4: Go to Computer Menu
go to the computer menu where you can see the drives name
now when you look at the name you see the letter in parentheses to the right remember that letter
(this letter represents the USB port your drive is plugged into) (lets say its z)
Step 5: Open Notepad
copy the following into notepad
(only whats in between the lines of equals)
attrib lockbox +h
remember the letter from the last step replace Z below with that letter ( just the letter )
now name it " hidelockbox.bat " without the quotes and below it click on save as all files and then save it to your desktop
Step 6: Double Click on Your Batch File " Hidelockbox "
run the batch file you just created and go back to the my computer menu and open your thumb drive the folder named " lockbox " should be invisible (not gone but invisible)
Step 7: Create the Lock File
now download the following open it and at the bottom of the file there is the letter z again you need to replace it with whatever letter you found in step 4
then at the top of the file you will see " themostsecurepassword "
that is the password feel free to change it to whatever you want
save it as " lock4.bat " on the thumb drive
Step 8: Now Run the Batch File " Lock4 "
simple now run the file and it will ask you for the password, enter the password and it will grant you access to your secret folder
go back to your desktop and delete the batch file " hidelockbox " becouse it is no longer needed
congrats you now have a secure thumb drive
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