1.    13 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Michigan USA
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    Windows 10 64-bit Home

    No .bat files for Windows 10 Home?


    I have a folder from Win7 that was .bat locked that is now open & no longer able to be lock after a Win10 clean install. I thought I heard that .bat was only available in the Pro version. Wouldn't seem worth $99.00 to go Pro just for that.

    So, no .bat files for Windows 10 Home? Any good open source alternative?
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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    There's no such thing as a .bat lock, or a folder that is .bat locked. .bat files are just DOS batch files, and they should work in any version of windows. If they don't, they would not work anywhere not just a single folder.
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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    There's no such thing as a .bat lock, or a folder that is .bat locked. .bat files are just DOS batch files, and they should work in any version of windows. If they don't, they would not work anywhere not just a single folder.

    It's possible for an administrator to lock down a computer to prevent certain kinds of apps from running, but not in home as there is no group policy an no way to join a domain.
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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #4
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    Michigan USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    There's no such thing as a .bat lock, or a folder that is .bat locked. .bat files are just DOS batch files, and they should work in any version of windows. If they don't, they would not work anywhere not just a single folder.

    It's possible for an administrator to lock down a computer to prevent certain kinds of apps from running, but not in home as there is no group policy an no way to join a domain.
    Sorry,my PC terminology is lyman at best & I have once again failed to explain my question to those with PC knowhow. It's a Windows Batch File.

    Here's what I was referring to. It's created with Notepad & saved as locker.bat.

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    Double-clicking the locker.bat creates a folder that is named in the code you wrote, in this case "Locker".
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    Then place your files in Locker, d
    ouble-click locker.bat & the DOS window you mentioned opens & asks to lock (Y/N).
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    If yes, you no longer see the "Locker" folder, just locker.bat.
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    Double-click locker.bat & DOS opens asking for your Locker folder password. Works great! Somehow the associativity was disabled when I did a clean install of Windows 10.

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