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Feb 15, 2011

Convert any Folder into Anything

Following is a method by which u can convert any folder into either Control Panel, Recycle Bin, My Computer or Internet Explorer.

This method can be used to protect any data, but it will not provide reliable security to the data but enough security to hide it from almost anybody :)

This is done by adding their respective registry keys to the folder’s name. After this when you’ll double click on the folder, either Control Panel, Recycle Bin, My Computer or Internet Explorer will open according to your choice.

Actually that folder is then treated by Windows as a link to any of these four. The folder will remain intact with all its data and no one can access that folder via Windows.

It can only be accessed via Command Prompt or some third party app.

To Convert Folder Into Contol Panel, Rename With Adding

To Convert Folder Into Recycle Bin, Rename With Adding

To Convert Folder Into My Computer, Rename With Adding

To Convert Folder Into Internet Explorer, Rename With Adding

If you have a folder ABC, to convert it into Control Panel, rename the folder as
ABC.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} After this, the key should disappear and act as an attribute. And if it doesn’t, then also no problem, as the folder will start working the way you want it to.

To re-enable your folder to be accessible via Windows, go to command prompt and rename the folder there.

Eg:- If the folder is in C:Temp\ABC, then get to C:Temp in the command prompt and type:
ren ABC.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} ABC

(Command Prompt supports CLIPBOARD. Copy-Paste will work there.)
Your folder will be back to normal state.

You can also google for more relevant keys like these.

1 comment:

  1. good one,.but contents can be searched in windows 7 so dont try it if you want to hide guy's stuff keywords are very much searchable