Intro: How to Create a Password Protected Folder Without Any Extra Software
There are a lot of methods that you can use to create a password protected folder, most of which require the use of some third party software. Using this neat method you can hide your folders with a quick batch script.
Step 1: Create Your Password Protected Folder
Before you get started you need to create a folder that will house your password protected folder, this is just an ordinary folder and can be located anywhere and named anything.
Navigate into your newly created folder and create a new Text Document. This can easily be done from the context menu.
Open the document, now paste the following code into the contents of the document:
Change the PASSWORD_GOES_HERE text to the password you want to set. Now go ahead and save the file as locker.bat.
Once the file is saved as a batch file you can delete the original text file.
Now run your batch file by double clicking on it–the first time you run it, it will create a folder called Private. This is where you can store all your secret things. When you have finished adding all your stuff to the Private folder, run locker.bat again.
This time you will be asked if you sure that you want to lock the folder, press the “Y” key and hit enter to lock your folder.
You will see that your Private folder quickly disappears.
If you run the script yet again, you will prompted for a password.
If you enter the same password as you set in the script the Private folder will reappear if you enter the incorrect password the script will just Terminate.
Step 6: If You Forget Your Password
Seems like once a week somebody writes in asking how to figure out the password they set. And the answer is really simple: Right-click on the locker.bat file and choose Edit