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Protect a Folder Without Password ! Epic Trick.

How to protect a folder without password


protect a folder without password


One of the best ways to protect any data is by encrypting it with a password, it is the safest and easy way to protect your data from theft and privacy breach, undoubtedly there is no other way is built to protect data till now, only way to resitrict people for seeing the content of your folder is by adding a password to it.

                 To add additional security to a folder from privacy breach, we have discovered an epic way to protect a folder without a password. This trick is not at all about adding any password or hiding through windows features, its about fooling your windows. In this small trick, we have tried to encrypt a file or a folder by simply playing around with a file extension. It's a simple was to protect the content and its privacy, here we are playing with system function and manipulating the file or folder extensions  by making system blind to recognise the program to open a file.

To know this trick better you need to try below given steps.

Steps By Step tutorial to protect a folder without password

To make this trick work, we require data compression tools such as Winzip or Winrar. You can download the latest version of the data compression tools through their official site. We'll recommend you to uses Winrar, it comes with lots of cool features like adding a test archive, create a solid archive, and most importantly it supports three major archive format that is RAR, RAR 5, and ZIP. So let's get started with our step by step guide.

STEP 1: CHOOSE THE FILE YOU WANT TO PROTECT WITHOUT PASSWORD

Browse your computer and find the file you want to protect . For example, If you want to Protect and secure a file named as “Top Secret Document .docx (Microsoft Word file) on a desktop and then follow the below steps to learn the process of hiding any folder

STEP 1 : BROWSE FOLDER TO HIDE

  • In our case, we are creating a dummy file of Microsoft word file by name " Top Secret Document.docx "

STEP 2: CREATE A ZIP OR RAR FILE.

  • Right click on file "Top Secret Document.docx" 
  • Go to “Add to archive” and then click on the archive by pressing ok. 
It will take few second to create the archive of the file.

STEP 3: RIGHT CLICK ON THE FILE 

  • Right click on the archived file
  • Go to properties.  
  • Under the general tab, you can see the name of the file with extension. Did you? If yes then move to step 4

STEP 4: ERASE THE EXTENSION.

  • Now, delete the .rar part and make sure to click on ok. 
A small window pop-up will appear saying “ If you change a filename extension, the file might become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?” click on ok and see the magic.

          So, File became blank and cannot be open?  Yeah, this is what we are trying to do. In this way, no one will open the file until they figure out the right extension and program to open a File, but you can because you know the extension of the file. Now, to open the file, right click it, go to properties and then under the General tab, add an extension to the file name. In our case, it is .rar.
You can try this trick to all extensions like.mpeg  .mpg .zip .txt .flv .ogg .mkv .rm .rar .dll etc
I bet this is something new you learn today, Keep in touch with our blog to learn cool tricks and tips on computer and some safe computer hacks

Pros of this method of protecting File or folder 

You don’t need any kind of Software for password protecting a File or Folder protecting.
The only person who knows the right program to open a file can only see it.

Cons of this method of Protecting a file or folder

The biggest cons of this method are that if you forgot the original extension and a program to open a file or folder, then you need to works hard to see the content of the file.
The second biggest cons of this methods is that if person knows the Program to open a file, then file can be easily accessible

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