Sometimes you need to hide your folders or files for security reasons. Well of course I am not going to ask you, why you want to hide your files
I am here to share with you a trick by which you can hide your files or folder behind an Image. Cool ehh ? Some people might prefer software to do the job but I would love to follow the free alternative.
I have tested the trick in windows XP only and I am pretty sure it will work on others versions of windows as well.
First of all you need to have winrar installed in your computer to follow this trick. If you don’t have winrar in your PC then you can download it from here
STEP- 1: You need to create a folder in “C” drive. Folder name is not important. Let’s say, the folder name is “hiding behind image”.
STEP- 2: Put your files that you want to hide into the folder and also put the image that you are using to hide your files.
STEP- 3: Select the files you wish to hide and press right click .Click on “add to file name”. It will create a .rar archive file and the archive file will contain the file that you want to hide.
The folder in c drive should look like this -
STEP- 4: Now the actual tricky part begins. Open the command prompt (Go to run and type CMD) and type “CD\”.The command will let you access your “C” drive.
STEP- 5: Type CD <Your folder name>
Example: CD “hiding behind image”
STEP- 6: So you are into the folder in which you are having your archive file and image.Now we need to copy the archive file into the image.
To do this type the command copy /b Image name that you want to use.gif + archive file name.RAR
The file names should contain extension.
Example : copy /b image-to-be-used.gif + files-to-be-hidden.rar
Remember you can use the TAB key to check out and copy your files names in to the command prompt. Otherwise you can follow the classic copy + paste process to do the job.
Well the next part is the hardest thing and to complete that step you need to have a 4 years software engineering degree.
Just kidding: D .
All the steps are done and your files are now hidden behind the image.
To open or check out your files again, you need to open the image with winrar.
Well enjoy hiding your files and maintain your secrets behind an innocent looking image. Take care.