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How to lock folder in Windows XP without any software and hide it properly July 31, 2007

Posted by RuleZ in IT.

This is just some little experience, and i wanna share it.
No one can’t open and find your private folder.
Interested ?? okey, Let’s start it!

Lock Folder

  • during writing the name of the folder just press Alt+0160 (type 0160) then enter


  • change the icon of your folder by using right click->properties->costumize->change icon and choose the invisible icon and click OK (optional)
  • then,click tools on toolbars->folder option->view->uncheck “use simple file sharing” and click OK


  • right click->properties->security->check all in “deny” and click OK


your folder locked succesfully now.

want to unlock ?
—>right click->properties->security->uncheck all in “deny” and click OK

hide folder by dos power

  • click START menu on taskbar–>click RUN
  • type cmd and click OK


  • type cd drive and ENTER


  • type attrib foldername +r +a +s +h and ENTER


want to unhide ?
—>type attrib foldername -r -a -s -h and ENTER

but with this method u can find the weakness….want to know ? Just try it by yourself 🙂


1. novhard - August 1, 2007

dapet dari mana tutorialnya rul …
visit me at novhard.wordpress.com

2. muhammadamrul - August 2, 2007

dapet dari ngulik sendiri sama dibantu oleh hasil ngebrowsing internet…hehe

3. avnish - September 14, 2007

It has been a lot fun while using this tricks but i would like ask if it has any sideffects ? do tell me way on how to break administratir password without using any software ……..
i know it would be hard enough to answer but do try to find a solution for this quiery and reply soon


4. muhammadamrul - September 14, 2007

yeah, there is a weakness from this method, u can find it by yourself if u try it…

yeah, how to break administrator password without using any software ??
i’ll try it

5. tarun - August 31, 2008

how to add comment box on my blog
please help me…..
if u want to say please mail to —>ntarun548@gmail.com

6. tarun - August 31, 2008

like ur mesage box

7. tarun - September 24, 2008

yes, like ur message box

8. praveen - February 17, 2009

is there any way to lock folder without any softwear using in win xp & vista
i whant some eassy way to do this is there………………….?
plzzzzz give me a email

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