Can I create a Windows folder that cannot be deleted?

20dbfc2832fe548079788da22b3c133f November 4, 2012

I could make a password protected folder but it is of no use if someone deleted that folder. So, how can I create a folder with Windows that cannot be deleted? Is this possible?

  1. dragonmouth
    January 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    The folder may be undelete-able using a Windows command but how about someone using a Linux LiveCD? Of the top of my head I can think of at least one MUO article detailing how to use Ubuntu LiveCD to fix Windows problems. You can use the same CD to create Windows problems.

  2. prasad kondaveti
    December 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    just go through this link - may be this is helpful.

  3. Tebawiha Lelhchhun
    November 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

    For me it is not possible.Before,I tried so hard how to create an undelete-able folder but there are always HUMAN who manage to find a way of deleting the undelete-able folder.

  4. Aswin Kumar K P
    November 13, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Simple...Make it as a read only folder...

  5. Rama moorthy
    November 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    cmd is best ..

  6. raza
    November 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    i've got it now. tx awl. making it with cmd is good..

  7. Harish Jonnalagadda
    November 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Folder Lock was also quite good at doing this.

  8. Boni Oloff
    November 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    You can modify the Folder Owner, make it nobody can delete it except you.
    Make it read only.

  9. Aniket Singh
    November 5, 2012 at 9:57 am

    try this link it has complete info with images.....u can do it properly

  10. James Bruce
    November 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Couldn't you just take ownership of the folder with an admin user and set read/write lock?

  11. Pwince Khan
    November 5, 2012 at 5:44 am

    mark the write protection

  12. Raghav Gupta
    November 5, 2012 at 4:37 am

    use IObit protected folder for that

  13. Jim Chambers
    November 5, 2012 at 4:04 am

    How did they dileate it without the password? You could try making it hidden or use a seperate locked HDD.

  14. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    idoo file encryption provides similar function to iobit folder locker, but the free version can only protect files, not folders.
    If you don't want to install/buy software, ha14 gave you the manual method.

  15. Nikhil Chandak
    November 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm
  16. Shankar C
    November 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm


  17. Anonymous
    November 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    You could always use IOBit Protected Folder (available in Rewards on this site). It can stop people from accessing it or you can allow them read access while denying write access (so they can't modify files and folders), etc.

  18. ha14
    November 4, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Secure Private Folders Making Inaccessible and Undeletable

    1) cmd with administrative rights
    2) cd/
    3) change drive letter if you wish like D:
    4) type: md \lpt1\\ (command will create a folder named lpt1 in the directory you specified earlier. you can name you folder anything from lpt1 to lpt9 )
    5) To delete that file: rd \lpt1\\ /S

    M File Protector and M File Anti-Copy

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