Have Some Important or Private Files which you don’t want others to see and you wanna hide those Files and even Password Protect those Files.Yes you can Hide as well as Password Protect your Important or Secret Files within few minutes.Today I will show How to Create a Password Protected Folder in Windows without any Software and if someone wants to access that folder he/she will have to type the Password that you had kept for that folder otherwise he/she wont be able to access that Folder.So Now lets get started in making a password protected folder where you can store your important files without any risk of getting it deleted or been opened by someone else !

How to Create a Password Protected Folder in Windows :-

1)First of all Right click on your Desktop and select New –> Text Document and a New Text Document will be created.

New - Text Document

2)Open that Text Document and copy and paste the lines given below.

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=>”
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

New - Text Document Text

Note:-Before Saving Make Sure you have typed a Password (As shown in the Image Below).

3)After Copying the Lines Go to File –>Save As and then save the File as locker.bat as shown in the image below.

File Save As

4)Now create a New Folder and name it whatever you like I will name it Secret Folder and now put that locker.bat file in that Folder.

Locker File Moved

5)Now run that locker.bat file and when you run it it will make a Private folder.

Private Folder Made

6)Now put whatever you would like to hide and Password Protect in that New Private Folder for example I will make a New Folder and name it Protected and put it in that Private Folder.(As you can see in the image below I have placed the Protected Folder in that Private Folder.)

Protected Folder Moved

7)Now in Order to Hide and Lock run that file locker.bat and when you will run it,it will ask for Y/N type Y and press Enter.

Folder Locking

8)Now as you can see in the Image Below that Private Folder is now Hidden.

Folder Locked and Hidden

Note:-Make Sure that Do not show hidden folder is Turned On.Otherwise you will see a File as shown in the Image Below.

Hidden Folder Showing when Show Hidden Files is On

9)Now If you want that File back open locker.bat as you can see in the Image Below and type in your Password which you had kept earlier and press Enter.

Unlocking the Folder

10)Now as you can see in the Image Below the File has come back.This is how you can hide as well as Password Protect your Files/Folders in Windows.

Folder Brought Back

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