Searching the internet, you will find many ways on how to lock a folder or create a password protected folder in Windows 7. There are many third party software programs out there, but with this method, you can create your own locked or password protected folder with a simple and quick batch script.
The first step to creating a locked or password protected folder in Windows 7 is to create a folder. This folder will contain your locked folder. It’s an ordinary folder and can be located anywhere on your computer and with any name you desire for the folder name.
Copy and Paste This Code, be sure to change the password
cls @ECHO OFF title Folder Private if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER :CONFIRM 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. goto CONFIRM :LOCK ren Private "HTG Locker" attrib +h +s "HTG Locker" echo Folder locked goto End :UNLOCK echo Enter password to unlock folder set/p "pass=>" if NOT %pass%== PASSWORD_GOES_HERE goto FAIL attrib -h -s "HTG Locker" ren "HTG Locker" Private echo Folder Unlocked successfully goto End :FAIL echo Invalid password goto end :MDLOCKER md Private echo Private created successfully goto End :End
Once you have your file saved as locker.bat, you can now run your batch file by double clicking on it. On the first time you run the batch file, it will create a folder called Private. Put your secret stuff in here! Once you have all your stuff inside the lock folder, simply run the locker.bat file again.