Windows 10/8/7 Create Your Password Protected Folder 🔒

Create Your Password Protected Folder :lock:

Let’s start!

  1. Create a text document.
  2. Paste this exact code :
cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Private
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
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
  1. 3.Change the PASSWORD_GOES_HERE text to the password you want to set. Now go ahead and save the file as locker.bat (remember “.bat” is important).

  2. 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.
  1. This time you will be asked if you are sure that you want to lock the folder, press the “Y” key and hit enter to lock your folder.
  1. 7.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. :+1:

IMPORTANT NOTE :

Most people don’t know how to show system files. To see the files again, all you have to do is uncheck the boxes for “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” and uncheck the box for “Hide protected operating system files”.

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  • A warning will come up.Hit YES.

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IF YOU FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD

  • Right-click on the locker.bat file and choose Edit.
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