How to hide files in JPEG pictures

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How to hide files in JPEG pictures
« on: December 28, 2008, 07:43:06 AM »
If you’re looking to hide files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be accessed by prying eyes. However, a lot of times hiding files or folders in that way requires that you install some sort of software on your computer, which could then be spotted by someone else.

I’ve actually written quite a few articles on how you can hide files and folders in Windows XP and Vista before, but here I’m going to show you a new way to hide files that is very counter-intuitive and therefore pretty safe! Using a simple trick in Windows, you can actually hide a file inside of the JPG picture file!

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This is How to do it

You can actually hide any type of file inside an image, including txt, exe, mp3, avi, or
whatever else. Not only that, you can actually store many files inside of single JPG file,
not just one!

Hide File in Picture

In order to accomplish this task, you will need to have either WinZip or WinRAR
installed on your computer.

Here are the steps for creating your hidden stash:

Create a folder on your hard drive, i.e. C:\Test and put in all of the files that you want to
hide into that folder. Also, place the image that you will be using to hide the files in.

Now select all of the files that you want to hide, right-click on them, and choose the
option to add them to a compressed ZIP or RAR file. Only select the files you want to
hide, not the picture. Name it whatever you want, i.e. “phantomzone.rar”.

Now you should have a folder that looks something like files, a JPG image, and a
compressed archive:

Click on Start, and then click on Run. Type in “CMD” without the quotes and press
Enter. You should now see the command prompt window open. Type in “CD \” to get to
the root directory. Then type CD and the directory name that you created, i.e. “CD
Test“.

Now type in the following line: “copy /b Image.JPG + phantomzone.rar Image.jpg”
and press Enter. Do not use the quotes. You should get a response like below:

1 file copied.

Just make sure that you check the file extension on the compressed file, whether it is .ZIP
or .RAR as you have to type out the entire file name with extension in the command. If
you have problems doing this with a .ZIP extension, if that doesn’t work, make sure to
compress to a .RAR file.

You can access your hidden file in two ways. Firstly, simply change the extension to
.RAR and open the file using WinRAR. Secondly, you can just right-click on the JPG
image and choose Open With and then scroll down to WinRAR. Either way, you’ll see
your hidden files show up that you can then extract out.

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Compiled by:
>Mahmudur Rahman
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Daffodil International University
riyad@diu.edu.bd

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« Last Edit: January 22, 2009, 02:30:48 AM by R i Y a D »
Mahmudur Rahman
RF Optimization Engineer
Radio Network Planning & Optimizations
ZTE Corporation Bangladesh Limited
[email: riyad_ete@yahoo.com]

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Re: How to hide files in JPEG pictures
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 11:27:23 AM »
Hw wd i get winrar software?

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Re: How to hide files in JPEG pictures
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 01:59:21 AM »
try on net
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Radio Network Planning & Optimizations
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Re: How to hide files in JPEG pictures
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 09:56:12 PM »
thank you




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Re: How to hide files in JPEG pictures
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 12:36:55 PM »
good