How to Lock a Folder without any software
We all know about how to lock a personal folder or file through some software in computers, Now we are going to know how to lock a folder without any software, but with some tricks which are already available in windows operating system computers, we can lock a folder or file with full security. For that reason, you don’t need to download any software, very easy to use, don’t need to depend on any type of third party software.
Actually, this is the trick of windows through that you can do this, and you all also think about that if we don’t use any software then how is it possible, is this by hidden of that file? no not at all, by hiding your file you can not secure your file, in this trick you can not able to access that file after unhiding all your files as well.
So how to do that,
We can lock a folder without the use of any types of software-only using some tricks we can lock our important folder instantly and secure our important file, So today I will show you how you can do this by yourself
First of all, open you’re my computer and open a drive and then create a folder which you wants to secure or lock
Secondly, rename that folder and remember that because folder name is the one type of password
Third, now open command prompt which is also known as dos mode. One of the quickest ways to launch the Command Prompt, in any modern version of Windows, is to use the Run window. A fast way to launch this window is to press the Win + R keys on your keyboard. Then, type cmd or cmd.exe and press Enter or click/tap OK.
Or In Windows 10, one of the fastest ways to launch Command Prompt is to use search. Inside the search field from your taskbar, enter command or cmd. Then, click or tap on the Command Prompt result.
If you want to launch Command Prompt as an administrator, right-click (or tap and hold, if you use a touchscreen) on the Command Prompt search result, and then click/tap on “Run as administrator.”
Search is also very helpful in Windows 7. In this operating system, open the Start Menu, type command or cmd in the search field, and then press Enter or click on the Command Prompt shortcut.
To run Command Prompt as an administrator, right-click on it and then click on the “Run as administrator” option from the contextual menu.
In Windows 8.1, switch to the Start screen and start typing command or cmd. Then, once the search results are displayed, press Enter on your keyboard or click/tap on the Command Prompt shortcut.
To run Command Prompt as an administrator, right-click on its shortcut and then click/tap on “Run as administrator”.
Now after that, you have to type something like that on ‘c’ prompt
suppose you want to create a folder on ‘d’ drive and the name of the folder is ‘techfile’, for activating lock of that particular folder which name is here ‘techfile’ you have to type this command and press enter
c:\>attrib +s +h d:\>techfile
now here I want to explain you that what in this command which you type,
here you can find that ‘techfile’ is the folder name and the path or location of that folder is on ‘d’ drive so that’s why we type “d:\>techfile”
if your folder is on another drive or your folder name is other then accordingly that you can change the drive name and folder name as well.
Now after that you can check that your folder is not available there
So now to access the folder you have to type this
c:\>attrib -s -h d:\>techfile
now your folder is available as it is.