Password Protect Folders in Windows Without Any Software

March 27th, 2012 by Admin Leave a reply »

Most of us have private data. Not all of us have a private computer to keep that data. So, we just end up with other people viewing that data. Although password protecting software do work, it is almost useless to hide private data with these software (because we are always questioned as to what it is that we are hiding with the help of these software).

Hidden folders do not work as they can be easily searched with Windows Search. So, we need an alternative way to create hidden password-protected folders which only we can access. And that is exactly what we will learn in this post.

With this trick, you can create a secure password-protected folder in Windows which no one except you can access. To use this trick, please click here to download a self-extracting file and save it to your desktop or other location. Uncompress the .zip file, you’ll see the batch file: protectfolder.bat.

How to Lock Your Folder with Password:
1) Double-click on the batch file. A new folder will be created.
2) Copy your personal data or secret files into that folder. Again, double-click on the batch file. Type Y and press Enter. The folder will be hidden from view.

How to Unlock Your Folder:
1) To re-view your folder, double-click on the batch file.
2) Enter password as “www.top-password.com” without quotes and press Enter key. This is also the default password. Your folder will be visible again.

The overall usability of this trick can be improved by deleting the batch file after hiding your folder and re-creating it when you wish to access your folder again. If you face any problem using this trick, you can write a comment and I will do my best to help you.

Note: This works on Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista. First try this on useless data to be sure and then only hide your personal data. If you need a more secure and reliable method to protect your private data, please refer to our product – Protect My Folders.