Hiding a File Behind and image for privacy reasons
If privacy is your thing but you don’t get to enjoy that all the time with friends and family with your laptop, you might consider hiding some of your important files away from those people to secure your privacy.
Hiding of file itself will not take you more than 10 seconds but in this case you want to make your important file appear as an image and when being clicked shows up as a beautiful image to anyone but the real file is hanging behind. This really sounds like a cool idea though.
In this article we will go through simple steps to achieve how to hide any file at all of your choice behind any image at all as far as the image is viewable in your windows.
Step 1. Make a selection of the image you want to use for the hiding trick, in this case an image has been selected bellow
Step 2. Locate the file you want to hide behind the image and right click to zip the file as a .RAR file.
NOTE: You need to have WINRAR installed on your PC or else you cannot get the .RAR easily and one important thing for the next step is that you need to copy both file (image and the file to hide) to the desktop. You can leave it anywhere you chose if you know how to use command prompt very well when it comes to changing directories.
Step 3. Kindly press the start button and type CMD and press the Enter Key on the keyboard to Open the Command Prompt Line.
After this Type cd desktop and hit the enter key on the keyboard. please note that:CD stands for change directory by typing above command you change your directory to desktop because your two files are on the desktop now.
Step 4. in the next step just type the exact commands written bellow the following image and hit the Enter key
Copy /b imagename.jpg + filename.rar finalimage.jpg
Replace imagename.jpg with the name of the image you want to hide the file with. Don’t forget to add image format (Eg: .jpg,.png,.gif)
Replace filename with name of your file you want to hide. Remember that the extension of this file is .rar format so you need not to forget it at the end of the file.
Now you Replace finalimage.jpg with whatever name you want your final image with hidden files should be. This is the image where your file will be hidden.
in this case it will be
Copy /b images.jpg + lock.rar hidden.jpg
please make sure you do it the right way by replacing everything with your case or you can just name the files as they are here and use the exact codes above for your test purpose first.
Step 5. All you need to do Now is to open your newly created image it will open as normal image, but to open you hidden file it self, you need follow steps given below.
1. Open winrar application
2. locate The image and open it or simply drag and drop your image in winrar.
3. Extract the file out of the .RAR and you have your hidden or camouflaged file back.
You can always leave your comments, questions or correction bellow. they will very much be appreciated and addressed accordingly.