How to Lock Folders (Without software Installation)

We Lock or Hide our Personal folders in Windows using Third-Party Software, but we can lock or hide our folder (Files, Images, Music even Videos) with out any software installation just using a simple command prompt code.

1st Step : Right click on a folder which one you want to hide and select New > Text Document, just give any name to the document we will work about it later.

In this example i am selected My Folder to lock.

2nd Step:  Open the created new text document and paste the below code.
Code for Folder Lock::
  cls
 @ECHO OFF
 title My Folder
 if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
 if NOT EXIST Secure 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 Secure "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
 attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
 echo Folder locked
 goto End
 :UNLOCK
 echo Enter the Password to unlock folder
 set/p "pass=>"
 if NOT %pass%== windows10 goto FAIL
 attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
 ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Secure
 echo Folder Unlocked successfully
 goto End
 :FAIL
 echo Invalid password
 goto end
 :MDLOCKER
 md Secure
 echo Secure created successfully
 goto End
 :End

3rd Step: In this code we need to set our password in the password section. (which is in Green color with underline). give a desired password name for your lock folder in that place.

4th Step: Select File Menu and Choose Save As Option and give any desired name for your file with a .bat extension and Set Save as type as " All files and click save.
[.bat means batch code - It is an internal command of MS-DOS]

5th Step: Double Click on that batch file which you created in the 4th step. Choose Y or y in the command Prompt and Press Enter. My folder is gone, which is disappeared from File explorer.

6th Step : To retrieve your hidden folder just double click on .bat file and enter your password which is set in the 3rd step. Voila Your Hidden Folder is Appeared again.

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