So, I was testing out my new batch file that hides files, and then requires a password to un hide it, all from the file. The problem was that anybody could right click it, hit edit, then change the password to get to it(assuming they have basic computer knowledge). So I had made an .exe file that required a password to open, which all it did was open that file. Then I noticed, it wouldn't hide the specified folder because the .bat file that the .exe opened was in a different directory. So I made a shortcut to the folder, then I put the folder in the same directory. Sadly, then when I un-hid the .bat, the directory was gone, and it took the folder with it, as far as I know. The major problem is that the folder that was taken was my whole desktop. I had put everything into that folder to save space. Now I cannot find it. That folder is hidden, and it is nowhere to be found. I went to my control panel and clicked 'show hidden files and folders,' and I still can't find it. I went into cmd to locate the file using 'dir' commands, and come couldn't even find it. All of the files in the folder are hidden too, sadly. Please help ASAP, because I have important things in that folder that I need back for school. Thanks!