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#1 HolyCowz

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 04:29 AM

Hello

Whats the best free Hashing tool.

I currently use one by digital volcano but would like to know are there any better or any relevant info 

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:28 PM

By "hashing" do you mean you just want to be able to generate a sha256 or something for various files so you can either:
1. distribute them and tell people the sha256 as well so they can check that the files they are getting are the ones you made
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2. write the hash on paper so you can at later times take hashes of the file again and compare them to the hash on paper to assure yourself that the file hasn't been either corrupted or edited


If you want to simply make hashes of files like that for identifying the file then 7zip contains a feature to do this, you can right click on any file in your file explorer and get 7zip to tell you it's sha256, later versions of 7zip do other types of hash than just the sha256 hashing algorithm. This also lets you check the hashes of files you've downloaded so you can be sure that they weren't corrupted and that you got the correct file, just see what hash (sha256 is a nice and widely used one) the website you download from says the file should have and then check that when you generate a hash for the file it matches the one posted online.

Or do you want hashing of some other kind (like for making a digital signature so people can verify that a file came from you?), in which case I'm not sure what you are looking to do let alone what tools would be of help.

Edited by rp88, 11 November 2016 - 01:30 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 01:31 PM

Is there a recommended one that creates and checks please?



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 07:40 PM

For Windows:

HashMyFiles

 

For Linux:

GTKHash



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:58 AM

Thank you :)



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:40 PM

Hash Investigative ToolsNote: If using System Ninja...download and extract the FileAnalyzr.zip file into the plugins folder in System Ninjas install directory.
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Posted 18 November 2016 - 06:23 AM

Thank you quietman7 appreciated.

Are there also quietman 1 to 6? lol



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:01 AM


You're welcome. I don't know any quietman 1-6 here at BC but there could be somewhere else.
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