Alright, so this tutorial will teach you, or provide you, I dunno if you'll actually learn, however, it'll give you the ability to HIDE things very well.
First off, I'll need to explain a few things so you can understand what I'm talking about:
.bat - A basic text file that has been saved as [whatevername].bat and executes some command
.exe - A file that executes other various files
Okay so, the first thing you're going to want to do is find a file that you want to hide. Once you've found a file or folder, take that and begin the search for a file location that would be very unnoticed.
A good place to hide things is spliced in your various Program Files folders, 99.8% of the time this won't mess with anything. So for example lets say I have ijji Gunz Installed to c:\program files\ijji\ENGLISH\gunz. I take my desired file/folder and cut and paste it in that location.
Now, it would be simple to make a shortcut to reach it fast, but that wouldn't be sneaky and cunning. Instead, we are going to create a .bat file that will go to the desired location, with a little unexpected complication.
This complication of course, will be that the cmd will ask for a password, or whatever you make the text ask or say. To do so, we'll need to open up our handy-dandy Notepad
Once you have notepad opened, copy and paste the following code
set /p password=REPLACETHISTEXTWITHAPASSWORD
if %password%==REPLACETHISTEXTWITHTHEPASSWORDAGAIN goto next ELSE FALSE goto false
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe REPLACETHISWITHTHEFILEDIRECTORY(example: c:\program files\adobe, delete this text as well when you got the directory)
Make sure the password you want will be easy to remember but hard to guess for anyone who wants to find your stuff. Also, make the statement asking for the password stupid and unreadable (example: 0101010110100101101010).
Try not to make the statements for password wrong too suspicious, remember, you're trying to stay sneaky.
Once this is done, 'SAVE AS' SneakyName.bat
Okay, if you run that .bat file, it should open a command prompt window and print the statement asking for a password that you entered. Type whatever password you put and it'll open the folder or file location that you entered in the .bat file as well.
Now, there is a flaw to anyone who knows how .bat files work, simply right-click and EDIT and they can see the file location that the .bat file will go to. If you have stupid friends or stupid parents, it shouldn't matter, but if you need to be more STEALTHY!!! Then I got you covered.
There is a program called Bat2Exe that makes .bat files into .exe files. The way this works is, it takes the .bat file, puts it into a temporary archive and saves it as .exe. When you run the .exe, it'll Extract the .bat>run the .bat> and then Delete the .bat. This all happens within fractions of a second and it's as if you had just run the .bat file, but they can't right click the .exe and EDIT to view the command line.
So, how to go about getting this tiny less than a megabyte program, I have scanned and used it and it is clean. You can get it from http://www.computerhope.com/download/utility/bat2exe.com . It should open a window prompting you to save it, or run it depending on your browswer. It's a zip or rar, so you'll need to extract it, and make sure you extract to an empty folder so you can easily find it.
Once extracted run the bat2exe.exe and it should open a window that has 4 lines up to with browse buttons, no worries I'll explain.
For the First Line, browse and select the .bat file that you made previously
For the Second Line, just don't worry about it, it's not important for what we're accomplishing.
For the Third Line, you have the option to use a icon file, for the image of the file, it's not necessary but it can be used to hide itself better. If you wish to put a picture, find a PNG/GIF/BMP/JPEG Image and go to http://www.icoconverter.com/ and easily convert to .ico format. Save it in a location you can find it easily. Browse for that .ico file and then move on the the last line.
For the Fourth Line, just leave it as is. Make sure the .bat is the same name, to avoid annoying errors.
Once all of that is done, make sure console application is Checked Off and Compile, within a fraction of a second, you'll have an exe that runs a .bat file that requires a password, and it'll contain a picture too if you selected one!
Now to cover your traces, DELETE the original .bat file, move the newly created .exe to a hidden folder for maximum stealthiness, and then test it to make sure it works.
LASTLY! If you want to make it completely epicly super hidden, go to the start folder for your secret files, and right click it, properties, then check off hidden, and then uncheck allow files and folders to be indexed. This way, the contents of the folder, and the folder can't be searched for. The folder will also not be listed in the location unless someone finds the SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS button, which no one ever sees. So only your .exe shortcut will take you to it .
If you have any questions just post a comment below and I'll be happy to answer them.
If you want I'll also make a video and put it in here, or pictures providing instructions.
Last edited by Heero on Sat 22 Aug 2009, 11:59 am; edited 1 time in total