Know how to lock a folder with password on Windows 8!

In your Windows 8 computer, you may have lot of things that you never wish share with others. So, in order to keep such information protected from other users, locking a folder is a good option. It is the safest and easiest way to lock folder with password on Windows 8 to protect your privacy and important data from unauthenticated hands.

Although, there is no built-in feature is available with Windows 8 system to make a folder locked with password, but we have an alternative trick for you to protect your confidential data from outsiders. Just practice this small piece of code and make it possible to lock folder with password on Windows 8. Let me show, how to utilize this technique to lock a folder with password protection on Windows 8.

  • First, create a folder on anywhere on your computer hard drive.
  • Go inside this folder and open a next file after a right click.
  • Paste following code on this text file as it is.

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

  • Replace PASSWORD_GOES_HERE with the password that you want to use for locking this folder.
  • Use save as option to save text file with name locker.bat
  • From your folder you can delete text file.
  • Double click on locker.batfile, a “Private” name folder will be appeared. Keep your all confidential files here in this folder.
  • Run locker.bat file again and type Y on command prompt if you want to make this folder password protected.
  • As you type Y, folder will be disappeared from that location. Again if you want that folder back, double click on locker.bat file and type password.

Often Windows user try this technique to make a folder password protected and hidden from others but is not a perfect way, since any experienced user can unhide this folder and read password from locker.bat file.

Remo MORE, the best way to lock folders with password on Windows 8 system!

If you want the best protection against unwanted access to your sensitive information, use Remo MORE application to lock a folder with password. An advanced tool that is comprises of smart feature to lock a folder with password. Also, you can utilize this program to make a drive password protected. This software can be employed to make folders and drives password protected on all major versions of Windows OS.

Steps to use Remo More for folder locking:

  1. Install the Remo MORE software on your Windows 8 device and launch it. Click on "Manage" option form the main window as shown in Figure 1.
  2. Later, click on "File Manager" as shown in Figure 2.
  3. Now on the next screen select "File Protector" option as shown in Figure 3.
  4. Select "File/Folder Locker" option in order to lock folder with password as shown in Figure 4.
  5. Now, set the password which you want to lock a folder as shown in Figure 5.
  6. Now, locate the folder which you want to lock by using “Add Folders” option and select “Lock” option to lock a folder with password as shown in Figure 6.
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