How to Create a Password Protected Folder

Method: Create a folder named “Private”, hide and change folder name to “HTG Locker”

1. Create a new Text Document

2. Paste the following:

title Folder Private 
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK 
if NOT EXIST Private 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 Private "HTG Locker" 
attrib +h +s "HTG Locker" 
echo Folder locked 
goto End 
echo Enter password to unlock folder 
set/p "pass=>" 
attrib -h -s "HTG Locker" 
ren "HTG Locker" Private 
echo Folder Unlocked successfully 
goto End 
echo Invalid password 
goto end 
md Private 
echo Private created successfully 
goto End 

3. Save as locker.bat (Once the file is saved as a batch file you can delete the original text file.)

To manually see the files, navigate to Folder Options, uncheck “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”.

Note. To skip the command prompt input, remove red-colored lines.

Connect to a network drive programmatically

  1. Edit in text editor, such as notepad
  2. Save as .bat

echo Connecting to a network drive, please wait

net use Z:/delete

net use Z:\\(ip address) /user: (username) (password)