Saturday, July 30, 2011

Windows tricks: Lock a Folder in Windows XP

If you are working in a shifting schedule in a company which operates in 24 hours, having individual computer might be a little impossible.Of course we understand that the majority of the employers are practically wise..And as a result you are not guaranteed that no one will make use of the same computer that you are using.So one best remedy to keep your files private is to hide it and keep it protected.I will show you and will essentially teach you how to do it right.

To Lock a folder in windows XP without any software. Follow the steps below.

    1. Make a Folder in C drive and rename it as "magic" (or your desired file name) without quotes.
    2. Now open Command Prompt from Start Menu. Click on RUN then type ”cmd” without quotes.
    3. Type "attrib +s +h C:\magic" without quotes and press enter... Just take extra caution to keep in mind  your file name!
  •     This command will make your folder invisible and it can not be seen even in hidden files and folders
    4. To make it visible again type "attrib -s -h C:\magic"
    5. You can also lock any other folder by changing the location C:\magic to address of your folder.

---=== get your files protected now ===---

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