Lock that pr0n!

There are many applications which allows you to lock and password protect your important and private files. Some of the big names include Folder Lock, Folder Guard etc. These softwares are only used when there is no way other way left to lock files. But my friend at TechBuzz has shown that you can easily lock your files and drives by using the following trick. The best thing is that you don’t need to download anyhing.

Ok, enough wasting time… Here’s the tutorial:

Get ready:

NOTE: Make sure you make a backup of your registry, just in case something goes wrong in the middle.

First of all find the folder you want to hide and bring it out in the root directory of your drive. Here I’ll use C:\hide as the folder to be hidden which is in C: drive. Then open Notepad, and copy/paste the following line:

ren hide hide.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

Make sure you change the word hide (2 times) in the text to the name of your folder. Then save it as lock.bat in the same location as your folder is in (C:\).

Then open Notepad again, and this time copy/paste the following line and save it as key.bat in the same location as lock.bat and that folder (to be locked):

ren hide.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} hide

And yeah, don’t forget to change the word hide in this line also witht he name of your folder.

Now, lock ’em:

  • To lock the folder (taken here as hide), run lock.bat, the folder will turn into a Control Panel icon your folder becomes inaccessible.
  • And then to unlock it, run key.bat. This will make the folder accessible by anyone.

Simple, isn’t it? :) I hope you liked this cool trick. You can even lock your drives! To read more on this, visit TechBuzz.

Thanks for reading. :D

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