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In The Deathly Hallows, Neville reveals how he managed to create a tunnel between the Room of Requirement and Hogsmeade:

"It's quite straightforward, really," said Neville modestly. "I'd been in here about a day and a half, and getting really hungry, and wishing I could get something to eat, and that's when the passage to the Hog's Head opened up. I went through it and met Aberforth. He's been providing us with food, because for some reason, that's the one thing the room doesn't do.

Inspired by this comment: could Draco Malfoy have created such a tunnel in The Half Blood Prince? Could he have simply thought "Man, this vanishing cabinet stuff isn't working out. I really wish there was another way for the Death Eaters to waltz into Hogwarts" and then a tunnel would be created?

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    Yes, yes he could have. Which is really dumb, but there you go. – Valorum May 18 at 22:43
  • We don't know whether the tunnel can go further than Hogsmeade. – Adamant May 18 at 22:46
  • @Valorum Can't the Room of Requirement really just summon anything (besides the exceptions to Gamp's Law)? New profile pic? – Voldemort's Wrath May 18 at 22:55
  • @INTERESTING - Actually this is about my 30th profile pic. They tend to be variations on a theme, I just don't think you've been active long enough to see a change – Valorum May 18 at 23:13
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    @ivanivan Draco went bananas to make the Vanishing Cabinets work. This just makes him look stupid. Which he is in many ways but in this case, it looks like a plot error. – Matte May 19 at 9:12
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There's no reason it shouldn't...

The Room of Requirement doesn't discriminate between Death Eaters and... non-Death Eaters. Therefore, Draco wishing for a passage should have the same effect as Neville (indirectly) wishing for one. Even if the tunnel had to be an existing one, the one that Neville used would suffice (and the Death Eaters would take out Aberforth and use the tunnel. So, really, anybody should be able to open a passage to an outside place.

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If Draco had thought "Man, this vanishing cabinet stuff isn't working out. I really wish there was another way for the Death Eaters to waltz into Hogwarts" inside the Room of Requirement, it definitely would have created a tunnel to somewhere outside, possibly Malfoy Manor.

But, the thing is: He didn't. And, it didn't occur to him that he could use the Room of Requirement in such a way or that such a thing was even possible because of Hogwarts' security (creativity is mysterious thing). Even Neville got the tunnel accidentally.

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