How to Lock a Folder Using a Batch File 2022


Do you have items you want to keep hidden on your computer? Creating a locked folder using a batch script is a fun and easy way to hide files in low-stakes situations that don't require files to be encrypted. This teaches you how to create a locker folder using a batch file.


1Open Notepad. Notepad has an icon that resembles a blue notebook folder. Use the following steps to open Notepad:

Click the Windows Start Menu.


Click Notepad.

2Copy the following batch script. The batch script is in the box below. Highlight the entire script. Right-click it and click Copy, or press"Ctrl + C."The script is as follows: [email protected] OFFtitle Folder Lockerif EXIST"Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"goto UNLOCKif NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER:CONFIRMecho Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)set/p"cho=>"if %cho%==Y goto LOCKif %cho%==y goto LOCKif %cho%==n goto ENDif %cho%==N goto ENDecho Invalid choice.goto CONFIRM:LOCKren Locker"Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"attrib +h +s"Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"echo Folder lockedgoto End:UNLOCKecho Enter password to Unlock folderset/p"pass=>"if NOT %pass%==TYPE_YOUR_PASSWORD_HERE goto FAILattrib -h -s"Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"ren"Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"Lockerecho Folder Unlocked successfullygoto End:FAILecho Invalid passwordgoto end:MDLOCKERmd Lockerecho Locker created successfullygoto End:End

3Paste the code into Notepad. Go back to your blank Notepad document. Right-click at the top of the page and click Paste, or press"Ctrl + V"to paste the code into Notepad.

4Change the password. Locate where it says"TYPE_YOUR_PASSWORD_HERE"in the script. It's about three-quarters of the way down. It's in the line that starts with"if NOT %pass%==".

5Save the document as a batch file. Use the following steps to save the Notepad document as a batch file:

Click File.

Click Save as.

Click the drop-down menu next to"Save as type."

Select All files (*.*).

Type a file name in the File Name field (i.e. LockedFolder).

Type".bat"at the end of the file name (I.e. LockedFolder.bat).

Click Save.

6Close the window. Once you are finished saving the Batch file, you can close Notepad.

7Run the batch file by double-clicking it. Navigate to where you saved the batch file in File Explorer. Double-click the batch file to run it. This will create a new folder called"Locker"in the same folder as the batch file.

8Move all the things you want to hide into the Locker folder. You can move objects into the folder by dragging and dropping them, or you can copy and paste them into the folder.

9Double-click on the locker.bat file again. A Command Prompt will open. It will ask you if you want to lock the folder.

10Press Y and then press ↵ Enter. The Locker folder will disappear from the folder. This indicates it is locked.

11Unlock the folder. When you want to gain access to the folder again, use the following steps to make the Locker folder reappear:

Double-click the batch file to run it.

Enter the password you input into the batch file before you saved it.

Press the Enter key.