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How to Create Run Commands for Programs in Windows?

I like to get my work done fairly quickly, so that means I despise having to wait for my computer to start up, and get ready for me. Being the organized person I am, having to click through several different folders, and icons can be a tedious task. So to alleviate myself from the extra clicking, I use Run Commands. Remember the Run Commands I had explained to you before? Yeah those. It is actually possible for you to create a Run Command for your frequently used document, or software. That means that all you have to do is type your desired search item in the Run Command, and hit enter, it will instantly open up what you were looking for. In essence, with Run Commands you can access your favourite applications in a jiffy. Neat eh? Let’s take a look at how this is done:

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Password Protect a Folder Without Any Third Party Software

I was always a cautious person who liked to keep my personal stuff safe and secure. I tried a bunch of third party software, only to have a new toolbar installed in my browser. For those of you like me, who want to keep their files safe and away from prying eyes, I dedicate this article to you. The method I will show you will work on all windows operating systems, and is a simple piece of code using batch file programming. Here are the steps:

 

  1. Open Notepad, copy the code shown below, and paste it in the Notepad.

 

cls

@ECHO OFF

title How to Password Protect a Folder Without Third Party Software

if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK

if NOT EXIST TEQnation.comFolder goto MDTEQnation.comFolder

:CONFIRM

echo Are you sure you want to lock this folder? Press Y for Yes, and N for No (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 TEQnation.comFolder “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

echo Folder locked

goto End

:UNLOCK

echo Please Enter the Password to Unlock Your Folder

set/p “pass=>”

if NOT %pass%== TEQnation.com goto FAIL

attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” TEQnation.comFolder

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End

:FAIL

echo Invalid password

goto end

:MDTEQnation.comFolder

md TEQnation.comFolder

echo TEQnation.com created successfully

goto End

:End

 

  1. Save the notepad file as Lock.bat

 

  1. Double click on Lock.bat. This will automatically create a new folder called TEQnation.comFolder.

 

 

  1. Move or copy all the date you want to keep secure into this folder.

 

  1. Double click on Lock.bat again, which will ask if you want to lock the folder. Press Y, and then hit enter.

 

 

  1. If you followed my simple instructions then the TEQnation.comfolder will be hidden now.

 

  1. To view the folder and its contents, double click on Lock.bat, and it will ask you for a password. The default password is TEQnation.com

 

 

  1. To change the password, all you have to do is replace com with the desired password.

 

Happy Safe Keeping! Oh and make sure you leave your comments below or send me a mail at Contact.TEQnation@gmail.com telling me how much you loved this post:P