January 2012 archive

File Hashing Is Built Into Windows

Note: This post was updated on 08/08/2021 to include instructions for PowerShell. I always used to download the md5sum.exe and sha1sum.exe files when I needed to generate a file’s hash in Windows. I just discovered that certutil.exe, included with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (and later), will do this for you (I’m not …

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