How To Password Protect a Folder in Windows 10

password 18 click enter
We all have computer files we'd like to keep secret from the world. Fortunately, in Windows 10, you can tuck those unmentionable plans or files in a secret folder that is password protected, and you can do it without buying any additional software. 
Here's how to create a folder that you can fill with files you want to keep secret, lock it, open it and repeat.

How To Lock a Folder With a Password in Windows 10

1. Right-click inside the folder  (where the files you want to protect are located. The folder you want to hide can even be on your desktop).
password 01 find folder
2. Select "New" from the contextual menu. 
password 02 right click
3. Click on "Text Document."
password 03 select new
4. Hit Enter (It doesn't matter what the file will be named. You can delete this text file once the lockable folder has been made)
password 04 hit enter
5. Double-click the text file to open it.
password 05 double click
6. Paste the below text (into the new document: )
password 06 paste
cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u 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 Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==Your-Password-Here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End
:End
7. Find where it says "Your-Password-Here" in the document.
password 07 find yph
 8. Replace "Your-Password-Here" with the password you want to lock the folder with.
password 07b replace with pass
9. Click File.
password 08 replace with pass
10. "Select Save As..."
password 09 save as 2755011437675936
11. Click on the "Text Documents (*.txt)" menu bar (that's next to "Save as type:")
password 10 select text documents
12. Select "All Files"password 11 select all files
13. Change the file name to "FolderLocker.bat"password 12 rename to folderlocker
14. Click "Save."
password 122 save
15. Double-click FolderLocker.password 13 doubleclick folderlocker
The Locker folder has been generated!
password 14 fill your locker
16. Fill the Locker folder with the items you want to protect.
password 15 fill your locker2
17. Open the FolderLocker file, because it's time to lock that folder up!
password 16 doubleclick folderlocker
18. Type "Y" into the screen.password 17 type y19. Click Enter, and the Folder Locker window will disappear, along with the Locker folder itself! Your secrets are safe!
password 18 click enter
To unlock the folder, double-click "FolderLocker" to open it.password 19 double click folderlocker
Enter the password you entered in Step 8, and click Enter.
password 20 enter password
password 21 click enter
The Locker folder is back. You can open it to find your hidden files. Repeat Steps 17, 18 and 19 to lock the folder again.
password 22 lockers back
password 23 along with your secrets 2755011437677439

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