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Lock folder on windows using recycle bin


This tip will help you to lock folder for protecting your important data as well as data that required to lock for preventing access. there are lots of utilities

available that will help you to achieve this, but all are some how trial version or limited version.

So, if you want to lock folder on your pc please follow below steps. note that these changes are under windows registry so, avoid to implement if you are not

well enough technically known person
here are the way you can lock any folder using recycle bin :
open Run in your computer or press (ctrl +R) and type ‘regedit‘ command
You can list of keys and relates values.navigate through list until you find CLSIDno of recycle bin in registry editor

For example:

CLSID no of recycle bin is >> {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Now its time to lock folder using recycle bin so, lets say you want to lock folder named ‘Folder1′

so inside notepad editor type following text like

ren folder1 recycle.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

and save that files as lock.bat

To unlock related Lock folder , you can create another batch file which will unlock folder.Type below line in another notepad file and save that as ‘unlock.bat’

ren recycle.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

So, when ever you want to lock folder execute created lock.bat and reverse execute unlock.bat for locking folder


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