How To Hide Files & Folders Inside Any Image File. Do you have any secret files which you want to hide on your hard drive? Do you want to share a file secretly inside another file without getting caught? If yes, then you have come to the right place.

Do you know you can actually hide any type of file inside an image file, including txt, exe, mp3, avi etc and you can hide many files inside a single image not just one. And all this without any knowledge of any encryption-decryption technique.How To Hide Files & Folders Inside Any Image File

Do you know you can actually hide any type of file inside an image file, including txt, exe, mp3, avi etc and you can hide many files inside a single image not just one. And all this without any knowledge of any encryption-decryption technique.

In this post I will take you through how to hide a file inside a JPEG image file and then how to extract it simply. Now just follow the below steps so that you can hide your large size files Inside any image without using any application or software.

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Steps to hide files inside an image file

Step 1:

Create a folder on your hard drive. Give any name you want to give, like I have create a folder by name “Androfyi”.

Put all the files in this folder along with an image.

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Step2:

Now select all the files you want to hide and right click on them to choose the option to add the files to a compressed ZIP or RAR file. 

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You can give any name to the compressed file, here I have given “secret.rar”. After doing as instructed above your folder should look like as shown below

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Step3:

Open the command prompt from same folder. There are two ways to do so :

  • Goto File Menu > Open Command Prompt(For Window 10)

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  • Shift+Right Click and select “Open CMD In This Location”

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Now you will see Commant window  Like below Image:

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Now type the following Command without Bracket()

copy  /b (image name with extension) + (compressed folder name with extension)  ( new image name with extension)

Note: New image name can be the same old name of the image file.

Eg. copy  /b androfyi.jpg + Secret.rar newsecretfile.jpg 

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Great! you just created a secret image file containing the hidden file.

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How to access/extract the hidden files inside the image file

There are two ways to find or extract the hidden files from an image file.

  • Right click on the image file you created and open it with winRAR or winZip or any such application.
  • Change the extension of the image file to .RAR or .ZIP and double click on it to open.

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All said and done, this is one of the simplest and great way to hide any number of files and of any type inside a single image file but only flaw it has that the size of the image file will be on the larger side compared to the original image as it now contains hidden files which may make it look suspicious.

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