How to Hide Your Files

Introduction: How to Hide Your Files

In this instructable i will show you how to hide your files with a very small chance of finding them.
This will be helpful if you have a nosy IT guy or you need to keep a secret.

This is my First Instructable so please give me feedback

Step 1: Materials and Tools

For this project you will need:
- A PC with notepad or Notepad++ installed
-A need for hiding files

-A flash drive SD card or other removable Storage Media

Step 2: Preperation

First you will want to create a new zip folder and your file.

Before proceeding make sure that in your folder Options the hide file extensions for known file types is unchecked so all files have a visible extension.

Step 3: Creation

First you need to Put your files into a compressed zip folder and then rename the folder to whatever you want. After Completing that you can proceed to rename the last part of the folder to lnk and it will appear to be a shortcut. after that you will see that you can go into properties and change the icon to settings and it will look like this.

Step 4: Great Job

If you did this correctly it should look normal and you can put it wherever you want.

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    13 years ago on Introduction

    .lnk is a bad extension to use, the file size will look suspicious. How about a .log or .dat instead? But what exactly would you use this for? They're on removable media, and you reveal them if you unpack 'em.
    Also, don't think you're the first person to think of this, anyone looking will probably have done the same themselves.