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Lock a Folder in One Minute - Methods and Steps to Lock a Folder


Do you want to keep your data private, lock and password protect your files inside your computers? Are you eagerly to find some ways to lock a folder in one minute? Do you want to keep your files and folders far away from the viruses, worms and Trojans? Here, I'll give you some options:

Method 1: Lock a folder using no software

1.Create a folder named Fonts located on D:\Fonts.

2.On the same drive, near the folder Fonts create a new file using Notepad with the bellow content.

ren testf Fonts.{23EC1818-3BFG-8926-B3JD-87527N41418B}

3.In Notepad go on File¨C>Save as and save the file as lock.bat.

4.Create another file using Notepad file and add in the file:

ren Fonts.{23EC1818-3BFG-8926-B3JD-87527N41418B} Fonts

5.Save the second file as unlock.bat.

6.Now you have two batch files: lock.bat and unlock.bat . Double click on lock.bat and your folder will change into Control Panel and the contents inside the folder will not be obtainable easily.

7.To restore the folder and to access the content you have to double click on unlock.bat and then you will get back your original folder.

Method 2: For Microsoft Windows XP professional users

1.Select the folder you wish to encrypt.

2.Right-click the folder and click Properties.

3.Click the "Advanced" button.

4.Check "Encrypt contents to secure data" option.

5.Click "Apply" and then "Ok".

Method 3: Third-party program to protect your files and folders.

  • Folder Lock - It is a fast and powerful software which can encrypt or lock files, protect USB Drives and lock CD/DVDs. It can clean history automatically and protected files are hidden very well and completely.
  • Lock flder XP - It is a new security tool that you can lock your files, folders and drives with your personal password. It can effectively protects you from malicious programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans. And it can lock your Windows desktop and other users cannot delete, add, or modify the shortcuts and icons.
  • AB Hide Folder - It is a powerful hide folder software that can password lock your personal files and folders completely. It is easy to use, everyone can master it in 5 minutes. There's no files can be accessed in a folder while it is set to hidden.