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How to Lock a Folder in Windows 7/8/8.1

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Being a Blogger I have a lot of stuff on my laptop that I don’t want to share with anyone else, rather I don’t even want that they should even see that stuff. So what I do is simply put up a lock on my folder and keep a secret key to open up the folder. Well don’t think that the trick is only for bloggers;-), the trick can be easily implemented by any person who wants to hide his private stuff.

You all might be thinking that it’s not possible to put up a password for a particular folder so how did I manage to do it?

Well in this post I will be sharing a really cool trick, which will enable you to set up a password for a particular folder easily, you won’t even have to use CMD for this trick. And if you want to protect any particular folder, you can see this explaining How to Protect a Folder in Mac?

So, without any further delay, let’s begin:

Follow These Steps to Lock a Folder:-

1. Firstly right-click, go to new and make a new Notepad.

2. Once you have made a new notepad, open it up and copy the below-given code in the notepad as it is.

cls
End
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Locker
if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u 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.
goto CONFIRM
LOCK
ren Locker “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
echo Folder locked
goto End
UNLOCK
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p “pass=>”
if NOT %pass%==YourPassword goto FAIL
attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”
ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End
End

3. Now once you have copied this, as it is Replace this PASSWORD HERE with your desired password.

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4. Once you have followed all the above save this Notepad, file>Save As> and save the notepad by the name “locker.bat”‘

5. Now  Double Click on the locker.bat file, and it will automatically open up a folder named PRIVATE.

6. This is the locked folder where you can store all your stuff easily.

7. Once you have copied all the stuff that you want to hide just simply click on the locker.bat file again and you will see that the folder will vanish from there and the next time you open it by clicking on the locker file, it will ask you for the password.

So these were the 7 simple steps that you need to follow, in order to set a password for your folder. Hole you enjoyed it.

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4 Comments

  1. Narendra Kumar

    December 2, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Nice trick for making folders private in Windows latest versions. Everyone have stuff to hide from public(e.g. Work files, adult videos, etc), So these tips are awesome for wide use. No software installed & other stuff… Just create your own Locker in Windows. Good one.

  2. Poonam Sharma

    December 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I follows all the 7 steps in the process and made a locker.bat file. Now when I try to open that files nothing happens except error in Command Line.
    I use Windows 8.1 Pro. Is this trick doesn’t work with Windows 8 PC?

  3. Mohammed Siadath Ali

    December 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Hi,
    i tried this method with Windows 7. But it doesn’t work.
    When i click on the Locker.bat file, no “Private “folder is created nor is automatically opened.

  4. pawan prajapati

    January 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    i used these codes but there are nothing any process execute.
    it run on only cmd.

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How to Create Personalized Start Button for Windows 8?

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Its a quite a few months since the Windows 8 has launched. If you are among those people who love to have a Start button still in windows 8, then here we are providing you a classic tip “How to Create Personalized Start Button for Windows 8?” Yes you have certainly came across several apps, softwares and extensions. But this is a complete different new dimension. Protecting your computer is also crucial. See 3 best antiviruses for Windows 8 that will definitely going to protect your computer from harmful virus.

The CLSID

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While you won’t have to go traipsing around the registry in order to implement this technique – I already did that – you may be curious as to where the CLSID came from. Essentially, a CLSID key is a part of the registry that contains code that provides access to specific system objects in the operating system, such as system folders. The CLSID keys can be found in two places in the Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID.

Now, under normal circumstances, you would never need to use a CLSID because it is specifically designed to be used by developers and the operating system. In fact, a CLSID is a 128 bit Hexadecimal number enclosed in braces, so it’s not very user friendly.

In any case, the CLSID that provides access to the Apps screen is

{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

The shortcut

To use the CLSID to launch the Apps screen, you’ll use the Shell command. In order to launch a Shell command from a shortcut, you need to use the explorer.exe command. As such, the shortcut to launch the Apps screen consists of the following command line. (Take note that there are three colons between the word shell and the left brace. Also keep in mind that there is only one space in the whole command line between the .exe file extension and the word shell.)

explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

To create the shortcut, just open the Documents folder, right-click on the background, and choose the New | Shortcut command. When you see the first screen in the Create Shortcut wizard, type the shortcut in the text box.

When you see the second screen in the Create Shortcut wizard, type a short name for your shortcut.To complete the wizard, just click Finish. As soon as you see the shortcut icon, right click on it and select the Properties command.

When you see the Properties dialog box, click the Change Icon button to open the Change Icon dialog box. By default the Change Icon dialog box displays the icons from the explorer.exe file. As you can see, none of the available icons are very exciting. However, if you click the Browse button, you can search for other files that contain icons.

Once your custom Start button appears on the taskbar, drag it all the way to the left side of the taskbar. So here you are with what you want to have. So go on and enjoy “Windowing”!

Tired of entering passwords again and again. See how you can remove passwords from Windows 8 to log in to your computer without unnecessary passwords.

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How to use BitLocker to Encrypt your Files

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Locker means a safe place where you can put your personal or important things hiding from others. We all have some things which we don’t want to share with others same as in the computer you have any important data that you want to hide from the outside world. For that, there are many software available over the web and as well as well-known by you so no need to describe it.

But if you want to lock your Hard Drive partitions without any software then? In that case, Microsoft has provided one wonderful tool known as “BitLocker” in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 for encrypting your entire Hard Drive partitions. Using BitLocker you can lock any volume on the computer even the one you boot from. But a question arises in your mind that How to use it, right? So, I will show you two different modes to use BitLocker on your computer. If you wanted to Defrag the Hard Drive, you should see that.

1. “How to use BitLocker on a normal/data volume”

2. “How to use BitLocker on Boot volume”

Let’s see the first mode:

1. How to use BitLocker on a normal/data volume?

A simple way to enable BitLocker – right click on any volume and select “Turn BitLocker on” to start the locking process. After clicking a window will pop-up (as shown in the figure below) asking to enter a password to use with the drive – you will also ask to say a copy of the recovery key somewhere at safe place and then it will begin encrypting your drive.

How-to-use-BitLocker-to-Encrypt-your-Files

By this method you can lock all the drives on your computer except “C:/ drive” or “Boot partition”.

Now, the second mode:

2. How to use BitLocker on Boot volume

Yes, it is true that you can encrypt the main operating system drive, but this has some special requirements since the drive has to be unlocked before boot. First of all this requires that Windows has a seperate boot partition that isn’t encrypted; in case if you don’t have then create a separate boot partition. The second requirement is that your system include a TPM (Trusted Platform Module).

If you try to encrypt your boot volume without satisfying the above to requirement then it will give an error as shown in the figure below.

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So, in that case you will need to configure your system to use BitLocker with a TPM. Here is how you can do that.

  • Press [win + r] and type “gpedit.msc” in it and press enter to launch the Local Group Policy Editor

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  • Now, browse to – “Computer Configuration > Administrator Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Frive Encryption > Operating System Drives
  • In the right panel. double click the setting “Require additional authentication at startup” and select “Enabled”
  • In that please check the below options that “Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM…” is checked.

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  • Then, Click Ok – you are done.

Now you will able to start the BitLocker process on your system drive, and will have the option to either enter a password on startup or insert a USB drive to boot.

If you have any problem regarding “BitLocker” then put your comments below so that I can surely help you to get rid out of your problem. Hope this guide helped you to understand how to use BitLocker.

PC taking more startup time? Change the Startup program to boost the startup process in windows 7.

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How to Access iPhone VPN?

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iPhone is a product of Apple Inc. which is surely a whole lot more than a communication device, as one can run and play a variety of games, run entertainment and business applications etc in the best possible manner. It is designed in a way to facilitate people of every age group.

How-to-Access-iPhone-VPN

Besides everything else, one is also allowed to access the internet from his iPhone from any remote location, however if you are willing to run internet from any random location it is really very important that you should access iPhone VPN  and start using it in order to avoid any problem, and this is because using  any public Wi-Fi is surely not safe, as you would be giving a space for the hackers and intruders to get into your iPhone and steal / corrupt its data, hence iPhone VPN not only allows you to browse over the internet safely, but it also allows you to access any website even if it is not available in your region.

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A good number of iPhone users really don’t know how to access iPhone VPN from their iPhone devices, and in the following lines, you will get to know its method of access. And if you are really new into iOS, you may need to look for the ways to close the iPhone App.

Tapping Under VPN Network:

In order to enable iPhone VPN, all you have to do is to tap the VPN option that is found under the network option.

Adding VPN Service:

After you have entered into VPN settings, now the next thing that you need to do is to Add VPN service, as without that it is not going to work. For configuring iPhone VPN service go with the option “Add VPN Configuration” and then by clicking over defined protocols in your iPhone.

Configuring VPN service:

In order to get iPhone VPN service working for you, all you have to do is to enter all the configuration information that is offered to you by your respective company. This information includes the following details:

  • Account Name
  • Password
  • Encryption Level

These are the three details that you need to mention in your iPhone VPN at any cost, however, there might be other details too that you need to enter or VPN services require you to enter, but above-mentioned details are known to be the basic ones that should be filled at any cost.

Alternative Solution:

If you think that you are not able to do that on your own, and you might mess up the configuration settings than it is highly recommended that you should get it done by other techno-geek who is already using such service. You will surely find one in your workplace, neighborhood, friends and even in your family who will be more than happy to assist you in that and fill all the required information on your behalf, hence allowing you to make the most out of it.

So that’s the procedure to access iPhone VPN and making it works for you in the best possible manner. The best thing about this is that it won’t take more than 30 seconds in order to get the entire job done (including entering details). If you don’t want to share your location on iPhone, you can turn off the location service on iPhone after which no app or service can track your location.

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How to Use uTorrent to Download Files

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Willing to get uTorrent movies download files from the internet just at one go? Well, it is the time for you to go and use the uTorrent application. With lots of multiple features for you to use, you can easily download different files from this application just with a click.

All you have to do is learn how to use it and then download the application for further usage. Well, if you do not know the correct process to do it, here is a quick guide for you to go for is you are unaware of How to use uTorrent to download files.

See Also: How to Use BitTorrent Effectively

#1 How to Use uTorrent – Installing The Application

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Step 1 The first and foremost thing that you need to do is to install and the downloading process. For Windows PC users, it is recommended that you can download the file from the uTorrent website and then get on with it. However for Android users, you can have a download from the Google Play Store.

Step 2. After you have finished on downloading the file, you now have to continue running the installer. You have to make sure that you are paying attention to every part of installing the file. This is because it will give you the right thing to go for.

Step 3. The next step is of configuring the files and folders with the application. Once you run the software, you now have to configure where to save the files and where not to. This will help you to select the preferences and then customizing the download when you know how to download uTorrent.

Step 4 The next step that you have to cover is to set the bandwidth limits. Once you have covered the previous step, it is now about connecting the ISP with the application. You can do this from the options menu of the application mentioned.

Step 5. The next part will be to enable the protocol encryption. This is the key element to increasing the download speed of your files by hiding the ISP traffic from the application set in the options. You have to select the option of enabling encryption from the mentioned part in the application.

Step 6. Now you have to open the ports of your firewall. You can do this either by going to the default browser which you are using or by giving a click to the option in the application itself. This will help you to run multiple downloads with a high-speed connectivity from the start.

See Also: How to Stream Torrents on iPhone?

#2 Downloading a Torrent File

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Step 1. The first thing that you need to do is to find out a torrent file online. However, you can do it easily with the help of different torrent engines which are available online. Selecting the torrent file includes everything from games to software and uTorrent download movies and many more.

Step 2. Examination of the appropriate file to download the torrent should be one of the key things you have to perform. There are terms such as “seeders” and “leechers” which you need to check as well. The more they are means the recent they have been uploaded and as a matter of fact, the better they will help you to download.

Step 3. Viruses are a common thing to catch online and what you have to do is to wait for the comments in the file before you download it. You can choose a file according to the comments mentioned below which will help you to guess which file is safe and which one is not.

Step 4. Once you have now found out the uTorrent download movies for free, you now have to click the download button attached to it. It will help you to download the Torrent file. However, you have to wait for a few seconds to download the file.

Step 5. Next you have to give a double click to the downloaded file to launch it in the uTorrent application. You now have to verify the downloading place and the click on to star download option which is present inside the application.

Step 6. Last but not the least is to check the internet connection. You need to use the internet at the maximum speed for a faster download. This will get the download started in a flash and will end up in downloading the file as quickly as possible.

#3 Monitoring The Download

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Step 1. The first thing that you need to do is to check the internet connection. Remember the better is it from your Internet Service provider, the faster the download will happen. If you have a slow connection, do not use the internet for any other purposes at the same time to receive the maximum out of your files.

Step 2. It is now time to check the peers and the connectivity speed. Though the connectivity speed will depend on the time of the sharing of the file, the peers are related to the speed of the internet connection. Thus, you need to be sure in this field of connectivity.

Step 3. Once the download has finished, you can now open it and install the recommended software you were trying to download. However, you have now downloaded the full content which is actually of a much bigger size indeed.

Step 4. Once the download has been finished, you can see an ongoing process of seeding. This seeding actually helps you to upload the recent file of the application and go for it. All you have to do is continue seeding until it finally stops as the other users will get a new file and use the files.

Step 5. The last step of all if you do not want your content to be tracked by other people, you have to install PeerBlock. This helps in keeping your contents safe and does not disclose your IP from getting followed by other members or law enforcement agencies.

See Also: How to Download Free Movies for Android Easily?

Final Words

This is a complete guide for you on How to use uTorrent to download files. You can now download files from anywhere and just get the job done Even if your device turns off, the download does not go away, it continues from where the file has been left off.

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How to Speed up the Start up Process for Windows 7?

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Microsoft Windows is undoubtedly the most popular ever operating system for desktop PCs. Though new Windows 8 is out since a year or so, there are plenty of people who still use Windows 7 OS. Electronics, Computing, Communication and Information technology are the fields that change rapidly over the span of time. User has just adjusted to a system and he/she will have a new update in the same segment. There are two aspects to this phenomenon and requires another post to give justice.  If you are one of those users who still have Windows 7, you may have noted a fact that it takes a bit long to start up. Sometime it may irritate you. But nothing to worry, here we are once again to help you with proven tricks along with screenshots.

I personally believe that Windows is a system that has plenty of hidden features may be due to the reason that Microsoft provides higher privilege to their users as compared to other Operating system developers.  So using those hidden tricks here we are with a tutorial How to Speed up the Start up process for windows 7? Tired of using Windows 7? Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 using the Dual-boot method.

Procedure:

Caution:

If you are editing registry don’t mistype anything, otherwise, it may cost you in form of crashed window. So perform this operation with optimum concentration and confidence too!

Steps:

Find run option in your windows. If you can’t find it try this… Windows key + R

After that you will find a box titled Run, and space with a writing curser

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Type “Regedit” or “Regedit.exe”

Click Ok or Press Enter

A window titled User Account Control (UAC) will appear. Click yes on this window.

Now you will find a registry window.

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  • On the left side of the Window, locate the key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSessionManagerMemoryManagement PrefetchParameters.”
  • In the right pane, double-click EnablePrefetcher.
  • Change the value to 2 and click Ok.
  • In the right pane, double-click EnableSuperfetch,
  • Change the value to 2 and click Ok.
  • After done with all these settings close the Registry.
  • Restart your system in order to configure the changes.

So here you are with your Windows 7 which really start up faster. Feel free to suggest us or review our tutorial. We are open enough to criticism also. If you don’t know how to boot the computer in Safe mode, you should see that.

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