Have you ever thought if it’s possible hide your secret files in a photo? Do you want to do it for fun or for security reasons? YES it’s a big possible and not even difficult do. Some people share their computers with others and may need to prevent certain data from their sight which I totally agree with them. Some files can embarrass if you don’t take care.
Steps to hide your files within images in JPEG format
You might be thinking if there is a software out there that you can huge dollars to get your hands on to enable you do this job easily. I have a friend who creates so many folders just to hide one file, so anytime I open who than two folders without seeing any file yet then I will drag and drop the rest of the folders into media player to see the secret. Funny right? So what makes this one unique? There are several ways to hide files so might think that the thumbnail there a hosting secret files.
You should download an archive software; WinRar, WinZip or 7zip which are free on the internet.
Let’s create four word document files and one JPEG image and use it for our demonstration. Put the files in a folder. I don’t know the person in the image, it’s a downloaded file (:
Select the files in the folder excluding the image, right click and select add to archive. NB: Don’t add the image.
Before we make progress to the next step make sure you have the files as shown in the image below in your folder.
Now let’s open command prompt. Windows 8 and 10 users can use Windows key + X to open windows Powershell and then select command prompt from the options. All windows users can use windows key + R then type cmd and hit enter.
Change the directory to our working folder
Type copy /b image.jpg + HiddenFiles.rar image.jpg and press on Enter key. The files will be hidden secretly inside the image without any evidence of it. The image will look the same as the before.
This is the last step which will help us to extract the files. Just use WinRar to open and extract to your preferred destination, there you go your files have been recovered. You can place confidential files inside an image and then send it to someone, explain how it can be extracted.