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Folder lock without software in XP


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#1 everblazin

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:18 PM

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

1. Make a Folder in C drive rename it as "abc" without quotes.
2. Now open Command Prompt from Start Menu.
3. Type "attrib +s +h C:\abc" without quotes and press enter.
4. This command will Make your folder invisble and it can not be seen even in hidden files and folders
5. To make it visible again type "attrib -s -h C:\abc"
6. You can lock any other folder also by changing the location C:\abc to address of your folder.

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#2 Andrew

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:56 AM

I'd just like to point out that this is by no means a secure method of protecting sensitive files. The folder will only be hidden in Windows Explorer and even then only if the default settings of not showing hidden files (attrib +h) and not showing system files (attrib +s) remain unchanged.




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