Lock a Folder with Notepad in Windows 7

Do you know that you can lock a folder in windows 7 ( with password protection) , Windows 7 is the latest version of windows by Microsoft , The trick which is used to lock folder in Windows XP and Vista don't work in this Version of Windows.
So, I wrote the method which i personally used for Windows 7  , this method is working fine in windows vista and windows xp too.

  • First of all, make folder in any drive of your computer.
  • Now , Open notepad & copy the text code given below into it.
  • Replace the code in red color "YOUR PASSWORD HERE" to the password you want to save.
  • Save the file as " Lockme.bat ".  It will be saved as an application file.

title Folder Private
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER
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.
ren Private "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
echo Enter password to unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%== password goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Private
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
echo Invalid password
goto end
md Private
echo Private created successfully
goto End

  • Click and run lockme.bat , it will create a folder " private " at same location

  • Now,Copy whatever you want to save in it, then Go to lockme.bat, on clicking it will pop-up a window asking you "if you want to lock the folder press Y/N"

  • Type Y, you can see in pic that folder name changes to control panel .xxxxxxx
  • To unlock folder , again run lockme.bat , it will prompt a window asking for password , enter password and you can access the folder again.
But this folder lock is easy to break as you need to just right click over the lockme.bat and edit the file option, it will show the password to other user too.

So, to avoid this we use " BAT to EXE  Converter ", It will convert lockme.bat to lockme.exe, which is not editable by another user.
RUN this and click compile, all done , now access file with .exe and delete lockme.bat now

DOWNLOAD ( BAT to EXE Converter )
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