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Offline scribe

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How to hide your file in a picture!
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:12:23 PM »
Sometimes, it is necessary to hide private information from prying eyes. However, using password is not enough as it can be CRACKED!

A possible solution is to hide such information in such a way that nobody even knows it exist even when it is right there before them. ;D
Okay, here is the secret in a step by step tutorial

Tools needed:
1. WinRar Software (If you don't have it, you can download a free copy from the internet).
2. A picture file

Hiding the file:
1. Create a new winrar archive e.g "secret.rar".

2. copy the files you want to hide inside the "secret.rar" file

3. Place the "secret.rar" file into a folder (I suggest placing them in a root directory e.g. drive d:/ or drive c:/ this is for easy access later on) along with a picture file e.g "birthday.jpg"

4. Open command promt (cmd.exe or command.com) navigate to the folder where the two files "secret.rar" and "birthday.jpg" are located, e.g. d:\

5. At command prompt type "copy /b birthday.jpg + secret.rar birthday2.jpg" (without the quotes "" )

6. Press Enter
If you followed the step religiously, a message similar to the following will be dispayed on your screen
                   
                     birthday.jpg
                     secret.rar
                            1 file(s) copied


Check that everything is okay:
1. Now double-click the birthday2.jpg it will open like any other normal picture.

2. Right-click on birthday2.jpg and choose to open with winrar, it will show the original winrar file secret.rar containing all the hidden files within the archive.

3. If everything is okay, you can safely delete the original files knowing fully well that your private information is safely kept in the new picture file.

If you enjoy this post, drop a comment. Cheers.

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Re: How to hide your file in a picture!
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 03:12:46 PM »
It's nice to know that this little trick works. I tried it. Thanks for sharing.  :laugh:
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Re: How to hide your file in a picture!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2009, 07:45:13 AM »
@brotee
Thanks for dropping a comment