Lock Folders without using a Software

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Here's an interesting trick to bluff people about the contents of a folder. Just try this out:

1. Type the following text in a new text document:
ren Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} <original folder>
2. Save this as a .bat file in the destination of the original folder.
3. Execute this file.

Your will change into the folder named Printers with the printer folder icon. When you'll open this folder the Printers System Folder would be opened instead of your original folder. So, you successfully locked the folder without any hint of a folder being hidden inside it.

Seems interesting, isn't it? But, now how to unlock this folder. Again, just follow these simple steps:

1. Type the following text in a new text document (different from above):
ren <original folder> Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
2. Save this as a .bat file in the destination of the original folder.
3. Execute this file and get back your original folder with all its contents.

You may use this trick with different Windows System Folders. Just replace the Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} with the following:
Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
History.{FF393560-C2A7-11CF-bff4-444553540000}
Network Connections.{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}

Though these locks are not as secure as your password protected locks, but still its a quick and easy way to hide your files from the eyes of others.

2 comments:

daman kohli said...

interesting and super cool tried it ant it worked thanks

rasleen_13 said...

it is awesum !!

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