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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Folder Lock Without Any Software

Do you need to share your computer with other family members at home? You may hide your important folders or private documents by if the other users are computer savvy, they can easily find your hidden documents. To protect your data you need to lock the folder. But for this you need to buy any 3rd party software. Well, in this article we will give you step by step assistance on how to lock folder in Windows XP without any third party software. The folder will appear as a replica of the Control Panel icon and while clicking on the folder will open the Control Panel and others simply consider it is a shortcut.

Following are the steps :
Step 1: Save all your sensitive and confidential data in a folder. For instance, the name of the folder is “Mike”.
Step 2: In the same location where you created the “Mike” folder, create a Notepad.
Step 3: Write “ren Mike Mike.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” without the quote on the notepad.
Step 4: Save notepad as loc.bat and close the notepad.
Step 5: Double click on the loc.bat file. The folder icon will be turned into the icon of the “Control Panel” and it will be locked.
No one, even you also now cannot access the contents of the folder. You need a key to open this folder. How to create this key? Steps are as follows :
Step 1: Create another Notepad file at the same location.
Step 2: Write “ren Mike.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} Mike” on the notepad.
Step 3: Save notepad as key.bat and close the notepad.
Step 4: Double click on the key.bat file. The folder icon will be turned into normal and you can access the contents.

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