We hide files behind the image or a picture. We can keep our file more private from others by the Locking softwares(which we lock our files inside the software) or by creating a folder inside folder of multiple times.  We can able to protect any files which can’t be access by the other users, if someone try to open the file which is hidden behind the image, they will only see the image not the data hidden behind.  This is a perfect way to hide secret files and messages where others will won’t doubt.  When opened, it’ll probably open with the standard image viewer.  The process of hiding files in image is called as Steganography.  In this method any file can be hid behind an image without affecting its quality. For hiding the file in the picture we  will need to have either WinZip or WinRAR installed on your computer. You can download either of these two off the Internet and use them without having to pay anything.

Here in this article i’m going to discuss about how  to hide the Files behind an image to keep our file more secure. For this method you have to know the basic command line.

How To Hide File Behind Image ?

 

  • open  Command Prompt.
  •  Select an image to be used for hiding file behind the image.
  •  Now select the zip file  to hide and Save in .RAR Format, with the Help of Your Favorite Archiver
  •  If you have good grip in command line , you can browse the files easily wherever in the System, But when you don’t it is Difficult.  then important thing you must do is paste both the files ( Image, and .RAR file) in the Desktop
  •  Open cmd to Start  > Accessories > Command Prompt where the Command Prompt Window will Come
  • Now type the Following Command

                          cd desktop

cd refers Change in the Directory by typing above command you change your directory to desktop

  • After this Command enter this below command

                                          Copy /b imagename.jpg + filename.rar finalimage.jpg  aand then press Enter

  •  Replace imagename.jpg  denotes that name of the image  behind which file which you are using for hiding your files in the system, please add the format of that file whether it is .jpg or .png or .jpeg
  •   Replace  filename is the name of the file which you are hiding  It must be in .rar format.
  • Finally   Replace finalimage.jpg  was your Final image where the files are going to hidden, keep the name whatever you like for this Finalimage, Do not forget to add the Image format
 if you open this new created file, it will open as normal image, ,

Note : To view the hidden files again,you need to open the image with winrar.

 

 How To Access Hidden File ?

To access your hidden file you need to open the newly created image in winrar. Just follow simple steps given below to do that.
    1. Open winrar

    2. Now place your image and open it or simply the image with the  winrar.

    3. Extract the file and done.