lock.bat missing help cannot remember where the hidden files

March 29, 2012 at 02:34:55
Specs: Windows XP
how to retrieve or show the hidden folders when lock.bat missing. i do not remember where the hidden folders were

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#1
March 29, 2012 at 05:32:33
What is lock.bat? I don't have it on my machine nor does processlibrary.com know about it.

Open windows explorer, not internet explorer, go to tools, folder options, view & check show hidden files & folders.

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#2
March 29, 2012 at 08:02:08
Sorry, I was reading the previous answer so I presumed it could not be found...my mistake

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#3
March 29, 2012 at 08:32:12
See this:

http://tekabhi.blogspot.co.uk/2007/...

Note the unlock.bat file.

Has anyone else had access to your computer?

To show hidden files and folders in XP go to:
Control Panel > Folder Options > View. Put the blob in "Show hidden files and folders".
It might help in this situation to "temporarily" allow protected files to show but it is not adviseable to leave the system permanently set that way.

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#4
March 29, 2012 at 11:29:57
In the following method once you find the name of the lock.bat file you can use the steps below.
http://rancidtaste.hubpages.com/hub...

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#5
March 30, 2012 at 09:59:30
Hi MrGoodguy.
I made the lock.bat file hidden and misplaced it. I tried the control panel and unhide the folder but unsuccessful. So, is there a way to force open the hidden folder? or how do i detect any hidden files. thank you

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#6
March 30, 2012 at 10:02:49
Hi Derek
Control Panel > Folder Options > View. Put the blob in "Show hidden files and folders". but unfortunately i still cant see the hidden folder. Is there any other ways to force the folder to show

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#7
March 30, 2012 at 10:27:09
you could always use the attrib function as well from the command prompt as it seems like you would be able to do so.

mike


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#8
March 30, 2012 at 10:57:49
If the name of the file is definitely "Lock.bat" you should be able to search and find it. Then you construct Unlock.bat, put it in the same place and double click it.

All this assumes that Lock.bat was constructed using the methods given in the links. If not then if you can find it you could temporarily turn it in to Lock.txt and paste the contents on here. We should then be able to assist in creating Unlock.bat

Was it you that set up this lock in the first place, if not then what is the story?

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#9
March 30, 2012 at 11:00:03
hi mikelinus
I have tried attrib function but no luck at all in forcing the hidden folder to show

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#10
March 30, 2012 at 13:20:51
LOL....we really don't even know if this person owns the PC or laptop in question...

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#11
March 30, 2012 at 13:35:11
Yeah. Hence my last line in #8.

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#12
March 30, 2012 at 14:29:55
sigh, that is an interesting point..sometimes its not good to be trusting...

mike


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#13
March 30, 2012 at 14:47:50
Almost the same as password issues

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#14
March 30, 2012 at 14:56:27
Bad memories seem to be all the rage these days, and I don't mean RAM LOL.


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#15
March 30, 2012 at 15:07:26
saybee

Could you explain in detail exactly what process you went through to lock these folders please?

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#16
March 30, 2012 at 23:55:26
No solution yet to the problem... have tried all sort of ways but still no luck.

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#17
March 31, 2012 at 05:39:34
Which is why I asked you to explain in detail how you locked these folders in the first place. Just trying everything under the sun is not the way forward.

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#18
April 10, 2012 at 08:59:09
even if it is hidden you would be able to edit or open have you tried going to the command prompt and typing edit lock.bat, maybe you will get lucky?

mike


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#19
April 10, 2012 at 09:20:39
Despite asking twice, the method used to lock the files has still not been given. This would be useful if we are going to try to help.

Let's try another. Was it you that locked them or someone else?

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