Get Better Protection to Data in Folders – Password Protect Folders With Script

When we thinking of data protection, the first and safest method come into our mind is to password protect them. However, there are so many methods on the internet and how to choose a suitable one? And the method recommend by most blogger is to protect folder with Script.

However, is it safe enough? Here we will go through this method. This script will modify the property of the folder and rename the target folder, which will hide the folder at last. Once you enter the password in the script file, the folder will be shown. In fact, it just hides the folder instead of locking it. Others can get access to data inside with simple operation. So, this method suitable for preventing those who do not know much about computer.

What is Batch Script?

Batch process could be regarded as a simplified script which has been widely used in DOS and Windows system. This script will be run by DOS or Windows built-in interpreter (usually to be COMMAND.COM or CMD.EXE). These scripts are with extension of.bat or.cmd. Besides, creating the script and changing data inside sometimes could be annoying. Because if you make a mistake, all the script will be invalid. And folder protected with this method is easy to be crack. Other users just need to make operation to show all hidden folders, then your protected folders will not under protection any more.

Here we make conclusion of the advantages and disadvantages of locking folder with script:

Advantages:

  • Easy to go. The only thing you need to do is to save the script and make the operation. It does not need any complicated operation or professional knowledge.
  • Whatever the size of target folder, whole process will not take too much time.

Disadvantages:

  • Not safe and is easy to be cracked.
  • Does not support to lock a batch of folder at a time.

And if you want to get better protection to your folders, there are still other ways provided on the Internet, like using compression software which are equipped with password protection function and some third party folder lock software like Renee File Protector which are professional at folder lock and data protection. Besides, Windows account authority and sharing settings are also helpful, but these two methods are limited by situation.

And if you want to get better protection to your folders, there are still other ways provided on the Internet, like using compression software which are equipped with password protection function and some third party folder lock software like Renee File Protector which are professional at folder lock and data protection. Besides, Windows account authority and sharing settings are also helpful, but these two methods are limited by situation.