How To Make Password Protected Folder In Windows

password protected folders in windows

Are you looking to save your folder with a password without using any software?  Today I am giving you how to guide to making password-protected folders in Windows. You can easily lock a folder in windows XP, Windows 7, and earlier versions of win. In the market, there is too much software available to give you password protection. But there are no requirements for any skill in programming or any kind of software. If you like to protect your folder without any program continue reading…

 Creating Password Protect Folder

creating password protect folder

1. Open notepad and copy the below code and paste it into the notepad.





if EXIST “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK

if NOT EXIST MyFolder goto MDMyFolder


echo Are you sure to lock this 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 MyFolder “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 Your Secure Folder

set/p “pass=>”

if NOT %pass%== cool hacks goto FAIL

attrib -h -s “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

ren “Control Panel. {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” MyFolder

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End


echo Invalid password

goto end

: MDMyFolder

MD MyFolder

echo MyFolder created successfully

goto End

: End


2. Now save the notepad file name lock.bat.

3. Now double-click on lock.bat and a new folder will be created with the name My Folder

4. Copy all the data you want to protect in that new folder

5. Now double-click on lock.bat and when the command promotes appears Type Y and press enter.

6. Now my Folder will be hidden from your view, to access that folder double-click on lock.bat

7. It will ask for a password enter your password and done.

How To Cancel Password protection

You might be thinking that anyone can access the password by opening that lock.bat file in Notepad or any other text editor. To make it more secure hide lock.bat in some secure location after following the above tutorial To access the secured file double-click on lock.bat.I would suggest copying the lock.bat file into Pen drive and copying it into your computer whenever you are required to access your protected files.

Final words!

I hope this how-to-creating password-protected folder tutorial helps you to make your file safe and protected :). To make your files and folder protected :D. With programming you can create lots of tricks to make your PC experience awesome.


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1 Comment

  1. I must say this is a great and very much informative article because many businessmen usually have to lock some folders.

    I was also looking for this a long time ago but unfortunately at that time I couldn’t find it but I greatly appreciate your amazing effort ….

    Thanks for sharing with us …!

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