Hide files by merging them with Winrar on Windows

Apart from alternate data streams, there is another, perhaps easier way to hide files within others. All you need for it is WinRar (download the 32 or 64 bit version, depending on what operating system you use). To simplify things, I also like to install WinRar's context menu items. First off, you need the files ... Read more

Restore GRUB bootloader after Windows installation on multi-boot system

Windows operating systems have the habit of installing their own bootloader on every installation - this wouldn't be a problem, if they would recognize all present operating systems. But unfortunately, they only recognize other Windows systems. Apart from installing EasyBCD and other tools on your Windows partition to set things right, you can also just ... Read more

Windows Automated Installation Kit Error: 0xc1420117 on dism Command

Error: 0xc1420117 The directory could not be completely unmounted. This is usually due to applications that still have files opened within the mount directory. Close these files and unmount again to complete the unmount process. This error happens when you use another Dism.exe which is located in C:\Windows\System32. The correct application to use is C:\Program ... Read more

Use Alternate Datastreams to Hide Important Files (Windows, NTFS)

There is a feature in NTFS data system that lets you easily hide your files from nosy people using your computer which is called Alternate Data Streams. What they basically do is to hide files behind others, using them as a "container", but they only are executable if you enter a specific syntax in your ... Read more

Back up Files on Windows with HoboCopy

HoboCopy is a commandline program that lets you copy large amounts of data in a comparatively short time to other copy functions. However, the clue is that it takes a snapshot of the file system before copying, making it possible to copy files that are being used without having to close them or end processes. ... Read more