Sunday, 26 August 2012

How to see files locked by My Lockbox or Folder lock without using any password

Nowadays most of the people including us use PCs . We have some personal data that we don't want to share with anyone at any cost .A person may have his facebook and email passwords saved in a file in his PC ,a teacher may have question papers .
Obviously they cannot let anyone to see this files and for this purpose most of us use applications like Lockbox and Folder lock.
But unfortunately, our data is not 100% secure with these apps.
Below I'll show you how one access our file locked using Lockbox(read but cannot change it.)

i. I have a folder named Lockbox in 'D' drive containing a folder contacts which contains a text file contacts.txt .


ii. Let's lock it with Lockbox.


iii. The folder is now locked and we do not see it in drive 'D' .



Now , it's time to read the contacts.txt without unlocking it. To do so , steps to be followed are

1. Download a free software named Winutilities.(one can download it from www.ylcomputing.com or www.download.com )




2. After installation open the application and click on "Privacy & Security" on the left side of the application.




3.Now click on "File Undelete" and browse to the locked folder location.



4. It is now clear that the folder do not hidden in this app. Right click on the folder and a option of "Copy to.." appears .Click on the option and provide the desired accessible location where one want to copy in order to read the file.








5. Now one just needs to browse the selected location for coping and open the file.


Note :


  •  To do so one need to know the location of the folder before locking. This means our data is safe unless someone knows the folder location.
  • This technique is very effective in retrieving data if one forgets the password after locking in My Lockbox

Counter Measure


  •  Save your folder in locations difficult to guess.
  •  Use names like "new folder","Connectivity Cable Driver" etc . never use names like "personal" or other attention pulling names.

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25 comments:

  1. thanks a lot dude... thank you veryyyyyyy much

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  2. Just to go start menu - run - and enter the following...

    "C:\Program Files\My Lockbox\mylbx.exe" /recovery"

    (with "", if your installation path is different, use yours), then hit Ok. wait a couple of seconds and then start the mylbx.exe file or the shortcut, a window should pop up asking you to enter a new password, confirm it, and you have a new password and can use the regular unins000.exe in the My Lockbox folder or Software panel.

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    1. Hi my dear, as you said i tryed but it is asking me to enter original password which i forgot.

      Can u please help me.. id: gsk0904@gmail.com

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  3. Hey,
    I just wanna know that how it works??
    It is not using that super hide (attrib +h +s....) then how can he hide them???

    HELP me buddy

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  4. thanks for great article. You save my day

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  5. HELP!! I clicked CLEAR in my lockbox interface and it deleted the folder that was hiden and now i dont now what to do? Please its very importent to me.

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  6. Hi my dear, as you said i tryed but it is now showing lockbox folder in drive

    Can u please help me.. id: gsk0904@gmail.com

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  7. Hi my dear, as you said i tryed but it is not showing lockbox folder in drive

    Can u please help me.. id: gsk0904@gmail.com

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  8. i forgot my lockbox password please help me

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  9. i forgot my lockbox password please help me yoshraj05@gmail.com

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  10. winutilities app is really easy and awesome fantastic bro...
    easy to download and use now im hacking my brothers files.... :-p

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  11. I'm tried ur following instructions but mylockbox ask me enter old password pls help me �� my email id:natarasabharathi@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks Sir For That It's Working , But how I delete files of My lockbox Folder. I lost my Password. I Recovered my Files but files also there in the my lockbox folder also.

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  13. I open folder lock nd copy files in pendrive then uninstall folder lock deleted all.
    Now in pen drive i hv encripted files name
    file
    file1
    file2 etc
    In property file property is file

    Wt i do to recover.

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  14. I open folder lock nd copy files in pendrive then uninstall folder lock deleted all.
    Now in pen drive i hv encripted files name
    file
    file1
    file2 etc
    In property file property is file

    Wt i do to recover.

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  16. sir i forget my passward plz can u help me unlock my lockbox

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  17. sir i forget my passward plz can u help me unlock my lockbox

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  18. i forgot my lockbox password. kindly suggest me. my email id is piyushranjansisodiya@gmail.com

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  19. Dear sir

    I forget my lockbox password kindly help me..srimaruthielectronicshosur@gmail.com

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