MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility

MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility is a tool that allows you to generate CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512 hashes of single or multiple files. You can also verify hashes with the matching file to ensure the file integrity is correct.

You may click on the Browse button to select a file/folder to generate hashes. Alternatively, you may also drag and drop or do a right-click on any file/folder to generate hashes. The generated hashes can be copied to clipboard or saved as CSV/HTML/TXT file.

File Panel
File Panel

Folder Panel
File Panel

Feature Free Pro
MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256 & SHA-512 tick tick
CRC32 & SHA-384 cross tick
Copy to Clipboard tick tick
Drag and Drop tick tick
Verify Hash tick tick
Hash Multiples Files from Folders and Subfolders cross tick
Export Report as CSV/HTML/TXT file cross tick
Windows Explorer Context Menu Integration cross tick
Price $0 $9.99
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Instruction to Generate hash

  1. Tick on the hashes that you want to generate
  2. Drag and drop a file into the program or use the Browse button to select a File
  3. Selected hashes will be generated
  4. Click on Copy All button if you want to copy all the selected hashes to clipboard (Useful for sharing hash with people)

Instruction to Verify hash

  1. Download a software that provides MD5, SHA-1 & SHA-256 hash
  2. Copy one of the hashes to clipboard (Ctrl + C)
  3. Drag and drop the downloaded file into the program or use the Browse button to select the downloaded file
  4. Selected hashes will be generated
  5. Click on the Paste button
  6. Click on the Verify button and the result will be displayed in a message box

You can try generate hash for this software and verify with one of the the checksum below.

Checksums for MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility 2.1 (Free)

MD5 Checksum: 2D423B85E6684956B817E6C7E36BE3DC
SHA-1 Checksum: 4B70B5213249014C3785460720B81B5F9BEABEC3
SHA-256 Checksum: D3D6F3597AEBA37312F61E59BA465E57B19140CC9A4517C7F9C49461F1D0A4BB
SHA-512 Checksum (double-click below in order to select and copy full checksum): 53914AFA0E66C50BBD12D9FFB7833FD5094FA10735D8700BFF9CD87C2A7EB478D6715B34EAE4F53652F0E48EC3526C51C431C08ACF4EC70E8DD5FCD5FA84C129

If you like this software, you may wish to donate via paypal.

You can email me or post a comment here for any feedback or suggestions.

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491 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Wes  |  January 15, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Feature Request: Option to show checksums in url safe base 64 rather than hex.

    Great utility! I use it regularly.

    [registered Pro user]

    • 2. Raymond  |  January 15, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Wes,

      Thanks for the support and feedback.


  • 3. Max Mueller  |  January 2, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Great Utility it is, thank you! Also, Happy New Year to you πŸ™‚

    • 4. Raymond  |  January 2, 2019 at 11:04 pm

      Hi Max,

      Thanks for the support.
      Happy New Year to you too! πŸ™‚


  • 5. James Green  |  December 19, 2018 at 3:48 am

    How do you checksum the Utility? by using the tool?

    But then again how can you be sure the tool is checksuming it correctly being unable to checksum the tool after you download it :O xoxoxoxoxo

    • 6. Raymond  |  December 20, 2018 at 12:54 am

      Hi James,

      You can actually checksum this utility by using the tool itself.
      Alternatively, you can verify with other checksum tools or scan with (they are using SHA-256).


  • 7. Confused  |  November 27, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I’m being led from page to page to page to page and NEVER getting the actual file!! ??????

    • 8. Raymond  |  November 27, 2018 at 12:15 am

      Hi Confused,

      I just tested both CNET and Softpedia link and both links are still working fine.

      Please try again and let me know if issue still persist.


      • 9. Confused  |  November 27, 2018 at 8:04 am

        How many pages did you have to burn through before getting to a VALID download link? Having to feed the click bait pages of CNET & Softpedia is ridiculous! I expected your DOWNLOAD link prior to this page would provide the file. I used instead ..

        • 10. Alan  |  November 27, 2018 at 2:43 pm

          Confused, I’ve been reading the comments and just tried both CNET and Softpedia myself. Both download pages’ links worked fine for me just now. I used the U.S. download link from Softpedia of the three choices provided.

          I don’t work for Raymond, just a user.

          • 11. Alan  |  November 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm

            I went back second time after I realized that my Firefox browser has Adblock Plus add-on and maybe that was blocking the clickbait you observed. I disabled it for both CNET and Softpedia and still didn’t encounter any clickbait before downloading the file from both sites again.

          • 12. Raymond  |  November 27, 2018 at 10:38 pm

            Hi Alan,

            Thanks for providing the test and comments.
            Appreciate it.


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  • 14. Marcio  |  November 10, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Realizei o pagamento, mas o link que recebi nΓ£o funciona.

    • 15. Raymond  |  November 11, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Marcio,

      I have reset your download link.
      Please try again.


  • 16. Chris Henderson  |  October 31, 2018 at 3:27 am

    It’s a very nice and fast app. What would it cost to get a “Base64 encode” button next to the SHA1 and SHA256 Copy buttons in the Pro version?

    • 17. Raymond  |  November 1, 2018 at 12:33 am

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for the support.
      Please email to to discuss further on custom requirement.


  • 18. Curious User  |  October 28, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Is it normal, that AV engines consider Checksum Applications to be malicious?

    Jiangmin says “Trojan.Generic.absfb”

    Zillya says “Adware.OutBrowse.Win32.74048”

    Source is linked below.


  • 20. Uriel  |  October 16, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Can the pro version be called from a program to do a SHA on a Excel file?
    Can I use it in a command line?

    • 21. Raymond  |  October 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Uriel,

      No and there is no command line feature.


  • 22. Sir Checksum  |  August 23, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Hi Raymond. Thank you for your checksum utility. I understand that the pro version can generate multiple checksums for files in a directory, but can it generate one checksum for an entire directories contents (including all subdirectories and files) ?

    • 23. Raymond  |  August 24, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      Hi Sir Checksum,



    • 24. Matthias  |  January 5, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      To achieve this, you could compress the directory and create a hash of that.

      • 25. Raymond  |  January 5, 2019 at 8:58 pm

        Hi Matthias,

        Thanks for sharing this workaround πŸ™‚


  • 26. Darwin Mecham  |  August 21, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Hi Raymond, Very impressed with your checker. Just a quick question that I haven’t seen fielded in the comments. It looks like the Pro version is a great platform to check for duplicate files by running against multiple files that you suspect are dups then creating a CSV output for sorting – does the output have the option to show the file folder location?



    • 27. Raymond  |  August 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      Hi Darwin,

      Thanks for the comment.
      Yes. I have generated a screenshot for this.


  • 28. Karl Wester-Ebbinghaus  |  August 5, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I see,will try my pro version later. Thanks a lot enjoy your Sunday.

    • 29. Raymond  |  August 5, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Hi Karl,

      Sure. Same to you too πŸ™‚


  • 30. Karl Wester-Ebbinghaus  |  August 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you Raymond. What’s the change to the previous versions.

    • 31. Raymond  |  August 5, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Karl,

      There’s no change to the previous versions.
      It is just an additional config file to bypass the .Net 3.5 Framework install requirement for Windows 10 machine.

      Does this method work for you? Or your machine is able to run my program after you click on the “Skip the installation” option?


  • 32. Sam Potts  |  August 3, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Please update your program to use .net 4.7 so that i don’t have to install .net 3.5 on windows 10.

    • 33. Raymond  |  August 5, 2018 at 12:56 am

      Hi Sam,

      This topic has been discussed before @

      I may have a workaround for this.
      Can you send an email to and I will go through with you.

      If it is working for you, perhaps I will also include the instruction on my site for sharing purpose.


      • 34. Karl Wester-Ebbinghaus  |  August 5, 2018 at 6:32 am

        Raymond / Sam try to skip the Installation on Windows 10 it seems to work.

        If not I would like to participate with Raymonds solution

        • 35. Raymond  |  August 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm

          Hi Sam and Karl,

          I tried the Skip Installation method and it does not work on my Windows 10 machine.

          My solution is to download an additional .config file (as below) and place it at the same directory as the executable (.exe) file.

          Free version:
          Pro version:

          Please try and let me know if it works for you.


          • 36. Karl (al Qamar)  |  August 10, 2018 at 3:16 am

            Raymond, both links point to a config file but these do not aid the issue, or I do not know how to use them. I placed them together with the free version exe and pro installer in the same directory but this does not change anything.

          • 37. Raymond  |  August 10, 2018 at 10:55 pm

            Hi Karl,

            If your free version is located in C:\MD5_and_SHA_Checksum_Utility.exe , please ensure that the MD5_and_SHA_Checksum_Utility.exe.config file is placed in the same C:\ directory as well.
            Do also ensure that the file name for both files are in the same format except the file extension.

            For pro version, the exe is not the setup.exe. You should locate the exe in the C:\Program Files folder.

            Once done, let me know if you are able to run the program right away or still see the .NET Framework 3.5 installation prompt?


          • 38. Karl Wester-Ebbinghaus  |  November 27, 2018 at 3:22 am

            Hi Raymond, I’ve tested both. Pro an free. The config files will suppress the .Net 3.5.

            May I recommend to include them into the Pro setup and include them into the free as a zip file.
            Sorry for the very late reply.

          • 39. Raymond  |  November 27, 2018 at 10:39 pm

            Hi Karl,

            Great that it works for you.
            I have noted on your comment as well.


  • 40. Jim Pippas  |  July 13, 2018 at 1:29 am

    I have used and purchased your product for years. I love it. My question is based on how I currently use my computer. I’ve decided to take my own advice and use a regular user account for everyday work. When I run “MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility” it constantly asks for admin rights to run. I am certain I’m the one that has done something wrong, but how can I correct this?

    Again I use this alot and will continue


    • 41. Raymond  |  July 14, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      Hi Jim,

      What operating system version are you using?


    • 44. Matthias  |  January 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      This can happen if you installed the application to a folder which requires Admin-Rights to read. I recommend re-installing the application to your new standard user, or change the permissions of the current install location.

  • […] that ISO, opened its sha256sum.txt file, copied the relevant SHA256 value, pasted it intoΒ the MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility, ran that utility against the downloaded ISO, and got verification that the SHA-256 hash matched. […]

  • 46. Kamil  |  July 5, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Once I purchase the software, can I use it on multiple PCs?

    • 47. Raymond  |  July 6, 2018 at 12:08 am

      Hi Kamil,

      You may use it on your own multiple personal computers.


    • 48. Kamil  |  July 6, 2018 at 12:39 am

      Thanks for the quick reply. I used your free version and it worked well on some 128MB files but when I tried a 62GB of the same file type, the status bars just keeps scrolling. The PCU usage goes to 70-80% for the entire I waited (about 12 minutes) but never finishes. Do you think this is a limitation of the free version or a bug? I planned to use this software to compare larger files too, about 2TB to 8TB. These files are RAW video files. Thank you.

      • 49. Kamil  |  July 6, 2018 at 2:08 am

        Raymond, I have an update. I selected SHA-256 only and ran it on the 62GB file while I went out for lunch. When I came back, I had my hash. I guess the larger the file the longer it will take to calculate, I just wasn’t sure how long it should take or if the app was hanging. It would be nice if the progress bar was actual. Anyway, I can time the process on a 1GB file and just scale it up and come up with an ETA.

        • 50. Raymond  |  July 6, 2018 at 10:12 am

          Hi Kamil,

          Thanks for the sharing and the feedback.
          Will take note on that.


  • 51. The Punisher  |  July 1, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Is the PRO version still available for sale?

    • 52. Raymond  |  July 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      Hi The Punisher,

      Yes. There is a Purchase Now button in this page under the Pro version.
      Let me know if you encounter any issue


  • 53. Chester Checker  |  June 27, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Shouldn’t the checksum utility have a checksum file as well

    • 54. Alan  |  June 27, 2018 at 6:18 am

      Hi, Chester Checker. I am not the utility author but the checksums you are looking for are listed just above these comments on the page. MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, and SHA-512 checksums are provided, above.

      • 55. Alan  |  June 27, 2018 at 6:20 am

        P.S. – I hope I didn’t misunderstand your question, Chester Checker.

    • 56. Raymond  |  June 27, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Alan πŸ™‚

      Hi Chester,

      As per Alan, the checksums are listed just above the comments on the page. Let me know if you require further details.


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