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Hide Secret Files Inside Pictures and Other Files With OmniHide; Giveaway

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There are occasions when you will want to hide files secretly to protect from or prevent unasked access. You must have heard of a handful of tricks on how to hide files inside pictures and other files in Windows.

Hide files

OmniHide is a cool little tool that will let you hide files within other files – the Pro version can hide files inside an image file, a video, an audio file like an MP3 or any text document. What’s more – you can password protect files for that extra safety.

Hiding a file within another file is quite a piece of cake if you’ve got OmniHide. Just download the app, install and run it.

Hide files in Windows

Now, choose the mask file inside which the file to be hidden will be placed. Then, choose the file that will be hidden inside this file.

If you hit the small link called ‘Options’ you’ll find two modes to choose from – the ‘Portable Hide’ mode, or the ‘Secure Hide’ mode.

If you choose the ‘Portable Hide’ mode, the file is just plain hidden and there’s no added security – Winzip or WinRAR can be used to view the hidden content. Alternatively, you can download the free Omnihide extractor to extract the hidden file.

If you choose the ‘Secure Hide’ mode, OmniHide will encrypt the file. You can further add a password which needs to be keyed in at the time of recovering the hidden file. The receiver needn’t necessarily have OmniHide installed on his computer. He just needs to use the free extractor available for download on the OmniHide site to extract the hidden file (after specifying the password, of course).

The free version of OmniHide has restrictions on file formats and there’s no password protection, but the Pro version doesn’t have any limits on formats or file sizes or whatever. OmniHide Pro costs $29.95 a copy.

The guys at OmniHide were kind enough to offer five copies to giveaway to you. If you need to grab one, this is the right time. Tweet the following message and make sure you leave a comment here with a link to the tweet.

wanna hide files inside files? @killertechtips is giving away $29 worth @omnihide pro for free. you want one?

The five winners will be chosen randomly in a week’s time and will be given a copy of OmniHide Pro each to play with.

Update: The giveaway is closed. Winners have been announced.

Written by Killer Tech Tips

February 6th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

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