Create a ‘Locked Folder’ in Windows

Here is a tip for those who use Windows as their primary OS. This is about making a folder that is visible but not accessible within Windows environment. You’ll see the folder, but won’t be able to access it or delete/ rename.
What you need is a Linux live CD which has ntfs-3g driver included (preferrabally Ubuntu). Start the computer with Linux and open the NTFS partition and browse to the folder where you want to create the ‘Locked Folder’. Create a new folder and rename it to any of following names. It will be accessible with Linux but not with Windows.

  • prn (recommended for your hidden porn collection 😀 )
  • nul
  • con

Now restart to Windows and see it’s done!

Create a ‘Locked Folder’ in Windows

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