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Input Any FIle Into Jpeg Pictures Useing The Command Prompt In a Easy 5 Step Tutorial. it's great For Keeping ppl Away From You personal And private Information Or Files And the Best part is that You can Hide any Format Of Files (Even Pictures Within Pictures!)
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Step 1: Setting The Area

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First Thing You Do Is Go To Your C Drive Then To Documents And Settings. Once you're There, Click On Owner.

After You Do That Right click your mouse and make a new folder named Pics.

Step 2: Covnverting The File

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Put Into The Folder The Picture You Want Holding The Files, And the Files Themselves.

Ok, Now Using a Program Such as Winzip Or 7zip (My Personal Choice) Availible For Free Here ( you Right Click The Files And Add It To the Archive.

The Result Would Be a .7z File With The Original File's name.

You Can Now Delete The Original File Leaving The 7z

Step 3: Opening The Command Prompt

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Click On The Start Menu

Click On Run

Type In "Cmd" And Click ok

The Command Prompt Should Open

Step 4: Making The File

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The First Thing You Type In Is "Cd Pics" and Pres Enter

Then You Type In
(Copy /b "The Name Of The Picture With .jpeg" + "Name Of The Zip File With .7z" "new Name for the picture with .jpeg)

Then Click Enter

When Done Correctly It Should Say 1 File(s) Copied.

You Can Then Close the command prompt

*Warning* If it Does Not Work type the name of the zip files first, then the picture...

Step 5: Retriveing Files From The Picture

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To Get your Files out Of the Picture
Right Click the pic and Click on extract here

Once The File Has Been Extracted It Shoud Work Perfectly

p.s. The Files can Be extracted as many times as you wish...
cld00001 year ago

Would this just append the 7Zip file to the image?

Paramount4 years ago
It was excellent...i have tried with different other file types too...And it's working.....
windtucker5 years ago
help-- After I've mad the new file the "7z" says it cannot open the file as an archive, what is it doing and what have i done wrong?
blinkizod5 years ago
very nice trick men i will try it on my pc, is a big shot to hide files. greetings from Guatemala!!
isketch935 years ago
Help! I did everything you say to do, but when I type "image.jpeg" + "archive.7z" "image.jpeg" (i want to keep the original picture name) in the command prompt, it says something like "Impossible to find the specified file". I've got an italian version of Windos XP, so I don't exactly know what it says in english... I already tried to put the archive before the picture, but it keep saying the same thing... What am I doing wrong?
mine did the same thing, you should write "image.jpg" + "archive.7z" "image.jpg" that made mine work
Thank you very much, now it works for me too!
no problem
You should know that you do not have to use a jpeg picture; you can use any picture format (as far as I know) and many music formats.
jonnxt6 years ago
windows xp and vista have a zipper built in to them. I forgot how to use it, but it's there. I have one question. will it still look like an image if open it as one?
Yes, it will. However, if you open it in Paint, Photoshop, or some other such program and edit it, the files that you hide will be corrupted and/or deleted.
You stole this from jimmyrcom's you tube channel.
unsay6 years ago
to open it, right click the folder go to " open with" look for zip then click ok then extract this will open some hidden file from picture you can also do this in winrar , notepad for hiding your password, or even mp3 songs,
o ok, thanks ill try that out
magganrchy7 years ago
I need help I can copy the file without a problem (i DID have to put the ".zip" file before the ".jpg") The trouble is, I can't extract from the copy...please help
i dont quite know what i am doing wrong but i keep get a message saying that it could not find the file specified.
Make It Nou (author)  blonddude9997 years ago
i Put On Step 4 If It Doesn't Work That You Should Put The Name Of the Zip File First Then the Name Of The Picture _
Nice and clear. Works perfectly!
jimmyb0nz7 years ago
i got it to work the first time perfectly. Now i get "No preview available" when i go to view the pic. The archive is there, but it was better and more hidden when the pic showed up too. what did i do wrong?
chadsly7 years ago
This looks really neat. Will it work for any filetype (i.e. a doc file) instead of just a zipped file? How would "extract" the files? Same way?
Make It Nou (author)  chadsly7 years ago
Yea. When You Add a file to an archive you can group the files into one. i even tried videos and it worked _
mehachiva7 years ago
I gotta try this out @_@
stranoster7 years ago
Quite a good idea. Well written too. Altogether a good instructable
Make It Nou (author)  stranoster7 years ago
Thank You For Your Vote. This Idea Is Pretty Good But I Think my Wicked Pictures one Is better