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how can i encrypt or hide jpeg files

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by flacokilo, Feb 10, 2004.

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  1. flacokilo

    flacokilo Thread Starter

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    is it possible to change the extension of the file...let's just say a file is called wallpaper.jpg

    can i change the extension to let say instead of jpg and change it to pgj...or somthing else...so the file now is wallpaper.pgj...

    would this stop the file from opening..

    i know u guys must be wondering why ...it's because i have some adult wallpapers from sites like desktop girls and others... which are in jpg format ...i don't want to delete them...
     
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    Here's one that I use: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,7941,00.asp

    Its free and encrypts any files - great for locking personal documents on shared systems or whatever. Basically, you right-click on the files/folders and select encrypt.

    Renaming the file extension will indeed stop a file from being opened, but it won't keep a determined person from renaming it back.
     
  4. jbcalg

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    changing the extension to a nonsense extension will prevent it from opening, at first anyways
    - untill the next person assumes it's a jpg and associates ".abc" with an image viewer
    - irfanview for example recognizes the file as a jpg and will ask if you want to rename it ;)
     
  5. flacokilo

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    Triple6 thanks for the site...i will download it and see if it solves my problem...
    thanks a lot man..
     
  6. cheese

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    awsome program ,my brother always would open files when im not there and mess with them and i always used to have to zip password them everytime, this is great :-D
     
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