Is it possible to hide the file icon?

Topics: Users Discussion
Oct 17, 2014 at 5:07 AM
Edited Oct 17, 2014 at 5:07 AM
Hello everybody, I was wondering if it would be possible to hide the file icon so no one would know it's there if they got a hold of my USB drive. Here's a picture so you know what I'm talking about. Thank you. http://imgur.com/HOFhKUi
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Oct 17, 2014 at 8:17 AM
Hi,

There is no reliable way to hide a file on Windows from others for the simple reason that you also need to find it yourself. If you really need to hide an encrypted volume then the only way to put it "inside" another innocent looking file. This is called Steganography.

VeraCrypt offers no Steganographic features but some users have built scripts to try to achieve that. In the following link, you'll find a Python script that tries to hide a VeraCrypt volume inside a video file: http://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/files/Contributions/

Maybe others can give different ideas or ways to efficiently hide encrypted volumes.