If you are so much worried about privacy of your data in your computer then there are some tricks to make private or hide your data. There are available many password protection software that allow you to lock your data. But personally, I don’t like to use so many software in my computer. Especially for those purpose which may be available in Windows without using any soft pack. Here, in this article I’ll describe a simple process to make private some data or any file without using any password protection software.
At first create a folder in some safe location of your hard drive. It is wise to keep the folder in the “Program Files” folder in the root drive. Give it any name. Let the name is “Private” for example. Now keep all the file like text files, images, videos or any other type of files which you want to make private, in that folder “Private“. Now we shall make the folder “Private” inaccessible and undeletable as well so that any body can’t able to get access to the content of the folder. The procedure is too simple. You can make any folder private just typing a command in the command prompt.
Open command prompt ( Press Win key+R, type “cmd” in the Run dialogue box and hit “Enter”).
In command prompt type the following syntax:
cacls/e /c /d %username%
For instance, the command should go like this:
cacls Private /e /c /d %username%
That command will make the folder “Private” inaccessible and un-deletable. If any body tries to reach the folder or drop that, the following message will be shown:
Now when you want to reach the folder for your need then type the following syntax in the command prompt and hit “Enter”:
cacls/e /c /g %username%:f
This will return the folder in its normal form.
This trick works in both Windows XP, Windows 7 as well as in Windows vista. But, the file system must be NTFS.