Securing confidential and personal data is always considered as a sophisticated task.You can use freeware third party softwares like Axcrypt, Disguise Folders etc to encrypt your data.If somehow you can’t use these softwares (installation restrictions) then you can secure your data using notepad.This trick works in windows xp,vista and windows 7.
Trick to Lock Folder Without any Software
- Open Notepad [Start–>Run–>Notepad]
- In your Notepad just Copy/Paste the below code.
- In the above batch code the password has been set as tipstricks.You can change it by editing the following line.
if NOT %pass%==tipstricks goto FAIL
Now save this notepad file as yourfoldername.bat ,here .bat is extension of your file. For now I am creating pctipstricks.bat file.
- Now a .bat (system) file will be created.
- Double Click on this .bat file and you will see a Locker Folder at the same location where your .bat file is saved.
After storing all your data in that folder again double click on .bat file and press Ythere to Lock the folder and press Enter.
- Now your Locker will hide and only .bat file will be there.
- Double Click on this .bat file and give your password (here tipstricks) and hit Enter.
That’s it. Now every time you want to open your secret folder you have to enter the password. You can update this folder any time and infinite number of times.