I have been programing a batch file for a folder i wuold like to protect. But The batch script will not work no matter how hard i try. I'm not too familiar with the set command and believe this is where i am going wrong. I would appreiciate help with this. And if anyone has recommended sources i would find this hand. Here is what i have so far. I have replaced the file route and passord this is not the programming error: @echo off title Open File Echo Please enter password set/p "pass=>" if %pass%=="my password" goto passed if NOT %pass%=="my password" goto FAIL :passed start c:\WINDOWS\"foldername" goto :end :FAIL Echo Incorrect Login pause goto :end :end exit Thanks in adveanced.