Quick Tip : How To Hide ZIP Files Inside Pictures On Mac

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How To Hide ZIP Files Inside Pictures On Mac

Want to hide your ZIP files from others? Not getting the right place to do so? Now you need not to worry more about this.Today at iGizmoGuy we are here with a tweak which will let you How To Hide ZIP Files Inside Pictures On Mac without using any third party app.The tip works with JPG, GIF files as well as png files. Just have a look.

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How To Hide ZIP Files Inside Pictures On Mac :

Step 1 :First of all you need an image file as well as zip file. Make sure that both of them present on your home screen.

Note : For this example we are naming image/picture file as hi.png and zip file as forest.zip.

Step 2 : Now open up the Terminal, type in the command cd Desktop and then press Enter.

How To Hide ZIP Files Inside Pictures On Mac

Step 3 : After that type in the command cat hi.png forest.zip > hi2.png and press Enter.

How To Hide ZIP Files Inside Pictures On Mac

 

Once the above command is used, automatically image named as hi2.png will be created on your home screen. This PNG file will carry forest.zip file within it.




To verify that this method works or not, you can check the size of images. In my case there is huge change in size of images i.e hi.png (29 KB) whereas hi2.png (23.4 MB).

In order to unzip the hidden zip file, you will need to use Terminal. Use the command to unzip the file: unzip hi2.png

The ZIP file within hi2.png will then unzip its contents where the image is located.




With this tweak you can Hide your ZIP Files Inside Pictures On Mac successfully. In case of any queries or issues, follow our comment section provided below. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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