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Verify MD5 or SHA-1 hash on Windows

📅 2012-May-29 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ md5, sha1, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive

Many large or important programs provide a MD5 or SHA-1 hash along with their installation file. To verify the hash on Windows, you need the File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV) program. This can be downloaded here.

The FCIV installer extracts fciv.exe. Generating hash with FCIV is simple:

REM Generate MD5 hash
fciv foobar.iso

REM Generate SHA-1 hash
fciv -sha1 foobar.iso

Ensure that the hash generated by FCIV matches the hash string provided online before you install the files.

Tried with: File Checksum Integrity Verifier 2.05

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