You can easily lock any folder on your Windows computer with a simple Notepad hack. By creating a batch file, you can hide a folder and require a password be entered before it becomes visible and accessible. This is a great tool for locking sensitive information, like pictures, financial statements, and a lot more.
This trick will work on just about any version of the operating system, including Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 98, and so on.
Start by opening Notepad, either from search, the Start Menu, or simply right-click inside a folder, then choose New -> Text Document.
At this point, you can start adding files to this folder. Don’t worry, you can always add to remove files from it later.
6.Lock the Folder
Once you’re ready to lock the folder, simply double-click on the batch file (or select and hit Enter), then choose ‘y’ on the window that pops up and hit Enter.
You’ll notice that your folder has now disappeared.
7.Access Your Hidden &; Locked Folder
Now whenever you need access to your folder, just double-click on the batch file, input your password, and hit Enter.