Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lock Folders in windows xp and windows 7

Hi all, to lock folders is sometimes a necessity.The process is quite simple

first of all put all the files you want to lock in a folder,let's say "lock".Now rename the folder to
"lock.{2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}" for windows7
"lock.{FEF10DED-355E-4e06-9381-9B24D7F7CC88}"for windows xp
but the folder will still appear to be named as "lock" with added security such as nothing will happen when you try to open it.

UNLOCKING:To unlock the folder there are two ways :

1. Difficult but better way
open command prompt and go to folder location,now type
ren lock.{2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} lock                     (for windows 7)
ren lock.{FEF10DED-355E-4e06-9381-9B24D7F7CC88} lock          (for windows xp)
Now the folder will be unlocked and still be named as "lock".

2. Easier way
First of all download and install winRAR
Open winRAR and go to the folder location
you will find folder named as lock.{......
right click and select rename and rename it to whatever you like
this will make the folder accessible

Note: All Folder locking softwares use this technique to lock folders and can be unlocked/hacked in this way.

Enjoy and do not forget to comment