converting exe to jpg

Just follow these simple steps to Convert .exe files to .jpg.

  1. Firstly, create a new folder and make sure that the options ‘show hidden files’ is checked and ‘hide extensions for known file types’ is unchecked in folder options. Basically what you need is to see hidden files and the extension of all files on your pc.
  2. Paste a copy of your server in the new created folder. let’s say it’s called server.exe (that’s why you need the extension of files showing, cause you need to see it to change it)
  3. Now you’re going to rename this server.exe to whatever you want, let’s say for example picture.jpeg.
  4. Windows is going to warn you if you really want to change this extension from exe to jpeg, click YES.
  5. Now create a shortcut of this picture.jpeg in the same folder.
  6. Now that you have a shortcut, rename it to whatever you want, for example, me.jpeg.
  7. Go to properties (on file me.jpeg) and now you need to do some changes there.
  8. First of all delete all the text on field START IN and leave it empty.
  9. Then on field TARGET you need to write the path to open the other file (the server renamed picture.jpeg) so you have to write this: C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe /c picture.jpeg
  10. The last field, c picture.jpeg is always the name of the first file. If you called the first file soccer.avi you got to write C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe /c soccer.avi got it?
  11. So what you’re doing is when someone clicks on me.jpeg, a cmd will execute the other file picture.jpeg and the server will run.
  12. On that file me.jpeg (shortcut), go to properties and you have an option to change the icon. click that and a new window will pop up and u have to write this: %SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll . Then press OK.
  13. You can set the properties HIDDEN for the first file (picture.jpeg) if you think it’s better to get a connection from someone.
  14. But don’t forget one thing, these 2 files must always be together in the same folder and to get connected to someone they must click on the shortcut created not on the first file. So rename the files to whatever you want considering the person and the knowledge they have on this matter.
  15. For me for example I always want the shortcut to be first in list, so that the file is opened naturally. So I rename the server to picture2.jpeg and the shortcut to picture 1.jpeg. This way the shortcut will show up first. If you set hidden properties to the server (picture.jpeg) then u don’t have to bother with this detail but I’m warning you, the hidden file will always show up inside of a zip file or rar.
  16. So the best way to send these files together to someone is compress them into zip or rar.
  17. Inside the RAR or ZIP file you can see the files properties and even after all this work you can see that the shortcut is recognized like a shortcut but hopefully the person you sent this too doesn’t know that and is going to open it.

12 thoughts on “How To Convert .exe files to .jpg

  • February 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Can I somehow make that shortcut to run the program and to open a picture (which would be hidden in same folder)?

    Is there a way to do so with those commands in target field?

  • March 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    how can i write this:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c picture.jpeg ?
    and what does mean ? start in?
    because if i rename the path or file name not accept |:” \
    please any one can help?

    • April 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      see here, i have a solution your command prompt just see on top of it you will get the path and just write in the same way and then /c picture.jpeg……

  • March 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Here is the same tutorial with lite Explanation!
    Converting .exe files to .jpg

  • December 10, 2008 at 9:49 am

    thanks a bloody

  • January 3, 2008 at 8:27 am

    If you wanna change the icon of the shortcut to an image icon (instead of all those system icons)

    where you wouldve put this: %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

  • January 2, 2008 at 11:57 am

    nice blog dude

  • January 2, 2008 at 11:29 am

    hi logesh
    If you have any harmful program like a Trojan, virus or a key logger you can use this procedure to trick the other person

  • January 2, 2008 at 5:50 am

    I don’t know whats the use in using this trick ????

  • December 22, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    can this be used wit RAT’s?


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