Have you ever wish you could lock and unlock folder so you could hide your important files without using folder properties? Now you could using BAT File. It’s a simple programming technique which will help you to rename folder and treat it as a hidden file or redirect user to control panel folder. In this tutorial I use Control Panel as a folder name because once it has been activated, windows will redirect user to control panel. You can replace folder name as you like it but i would suggest to keep it that way. Password can also be set by editing the BAT file in a notepad editor, just remember to save it as “BAT” file. Note: enclose the filename with quotation marks to save it as BAT file, eg. “Lock.BAT”. In that way, notepad will save as BAT rather than TXT File.

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title Control_Panel

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

if NOT EXIST Control_Panel goto MDLOCKER


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.



ren Control_Panel “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 folder

set/p “pass=>”

if NOT %pass%== 032003 goto FAIL

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

ren “Control_Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Control_Panel

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End


echo Invalid password

goto end


md Control_Panel

echo Control_Panel created successfully

goto End


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