Wednesday, 9 July 2014

How to Hide Secret Files Inside a JPG image

Hey guys, i am back with another great Windows Trick that you might not know untill now, Today we will discuss how to Hide any File inside an image file. If you wish to send some file secretly to your friend and don't want others to peep in, just hide the file inside an image and send it to them..

Ok But how are we gonna do?  This Technique of Hiding files inside another file or an image is known as Steganography, so lets see how it is done step by step

Hiding Files inside an Image file Secretly


Before we move further with the steps.There are something that we need inorder to perform this trick. We will need WinRar Installed on your PC. So if you already have WinRar archiver in your pc, which most of us do have, you can proceed with below steps

Step 1: Create a folder with files that you would like to Hide in an Image file, Lets say the folder name is "Files". Now Right Click on the folder and select add to archive. Select RAR as Archive format and Click OK.

Step 2: You will now see a rar file with name files, Now say you have an image with name "image.jpg" in which we will hide these files. Copy both Files.rar and image.jpg and paste them in " C" or "D" Drive.

Step 3: Next Open CMD, Search for CMD and open it. If you files are in "D" drive then Type D: and press Enter. Now Type in this Code as it is copy /b image.jpg + files.rar new.jpg and press Enter

Step 4: If you have done everything right till now, then you will see something Similar like below Picture. I had the file in E: so i initially typed E: to change the location to E drive.


Step 5: Now Navigate to the location where you saved the file and you will see one for file added with name New.jpg.

Ok So now we have a new file but what next ? If you notice you will se the size of the new file has increased and if you open the new.jpg file it will show you just the picture, So you will as where the other files gone which we tried to hide inside this image ?

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Here is how to Access the files

We know that the file is in jpg format so we will first Open WinRar archiver, Click on File and Select Open archive.

Now Navigate to the Path where you have saved new.jpg file which will be Drive "D" Now make sure to select All Files from the drop down, so that it displays the new.jpg file too.

Select it and Click on Open, There you will see a folder with name files, Open it and there are your Hidden files.

If you have any problem with this Technique to Hide files inside an image then feel free to Comment below. your Feedback on this trick will also be appreciated. So let me know what do you think in the Comment box.

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22 comments:

  1. After hiding the file in JPG, when I am trying to open the file in WinRAR by using the command File->Open Archive->new.jpg I am getting an error "The archive is either in unknown format or damaged." What could be the possible reason?

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    1. Are you sure you are trying correct steps as mentioned above. because i personally had no problem with accessing the new.jpg file and viewing the files that were hidden....

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    2. I'm also getting the same error..i think may be it is because of the size of the files we are trying to hide..because when i hide an 8kb excel file it worked and opened but now i'm trying to hide 21MB images file so now i'm getting the same error..

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  2. does this pose a security issue when allowing users to upload their own images to a web server? how can this method be used maliciously in such a situation and what type of measures can be taken to prevent users from uploading hidden files along with their images?

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  3. Same here. It hides easily bt after that it doesnt recover them... Error or damaged msg is popped out when i try to access the files from the jpg format...

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  4. Working fine. Nice work boy (y)

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    1. Thanks aqib, i am glad that it worked for you.... have fun.

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  5. I have one jpg locked file any one Unlock thi

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  6. its not working buddy... even though the files are in D drive ... the CMD shows the system cannot find the file specified..
    what would b the reason???
    actually both files are saved in D drive only... and also with same names.. but still

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  7. Can you provide the trick by step with pic as well and how to open it after hiding plz tell so i can easily understand

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  8. After everything at last new fule is not t opening inwinrar. It says broken or damaged file plz help

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  9. After everythinv done correctly the new file does not open in winrar it says broken or damaged file

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  10. An awesome trick bro... But felt its too lengthy.. Y not use simple softwares for this..

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  11. the system can not find the file specified ... this is the problem which i had encountered it after typing the code above in cmd

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  12. The 7-zip works fine to access the files

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