How to lock and unlock folder using Command Prompt (CMD) in Windows

You can lock and unlock the folder by using the Command Prompt (CMD).

Open Command Prompt (CMD) with administrator rights. Type below command for lock folder.

C:\Windows\system32>cacls <FolderPath> /E /P everyone:n

You can check whether the folder is accessible or not by simply clicking on the locked folder. If deny message pop up comes, indicates folder is locked.

You can unlock folder by type below command in CMD.

C:\Windows\system32>cacls <FolderPath> /E /P everyone:f

Now, you can access the folder by simply clicking it. Below is the demo:

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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.

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  5. Satyajeet says:

    above command shows access denied while unlocking , any thoughts on how to unlock the folder.

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