Locking and protecting my data is a really big issue in this digital era. And, I had already done a project in order to make it possible with some notepad tricks and hacks. The older version of this project, (The origin of this Idea) – ‘LOCKER by KVC‘ was also written in Batch.
And, most of you know that ‘Locker’ was my first batch application, which I have created for securing my private data. This Program is good to lock personal folders/files with the help of CMD. It was made around 2014.
LOCK A FOLDER/FILE USING CMD – My Story
This was that time – when I just started learning batch programming from unofficial websites and other sources. I came across a very simple and foolish Batch Program, named as ‘Locker’. The reason I said it was foolish was that the script itself contains the password. This is bad coding practice!
In other words, Anyone who knows what an IF statement does in any program can easily get the password. The program is comparing your entered data to a simple string built into the file. And once you know that string, you know the real password.
Protecting my Data using Notepad Trick
I decided to upgrade the Locker 1.0 project’s code since I have already told you that “It was my first Program”. It took me about 2 months to completely develop a locking program. The interface was although very weird and unpleasant, but I managed to complete my first self-started project. So, I named it ‘Locker v.2.0’.
The program saves the Username & Password to a different location, rather than hard-coding it and included everything in the Program’s script. Thus, it is a little safer than Locker v.1.0. [unless you know the location of the Password file]
LOCKER VERSION 3.0 BY KVC – In VB & Batch
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As VB Provides pre-prepared UI for the programs, I didn’t need to make it from scratch. This version also uses some files of the previous version to accomplish its task. Although it is much stable and easy to understand than older versions of Locker.
Preparation and Removal from the system
Before you start to use this awesome program, you need to open Menu and click on the Sign-up tab. Which will lead you to a window
In the case that you need to use version 2.0 or you wanted to uninstall this program from your computer, you need to open the ‘cmd version‘ of the program and select the uninstall option from there.
From The Editor’s Desk
In the end, I just wanted to say that I created this program for protecting my data, but then I realized maybe it will be useful for others also. Hence, I’m sharing it with you. I hope you’ll like it. If you find any bugs or flaws in it, please report it in the comments below.
HASH Code - For Verification - (SHA-256)
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