The MD5 Calculator is a program that will enable you to right click any file and select "MD5 Calculator" from the context menu. This will calculate the MD5 value of the selected file. You can compare the calculated value to a value given to you by another person or from a web site.
Using MD5 Calculator
When you right click the file and chooses "MD5 Calculator" the program will calculate the MD5 hash and display it in the dialog shown below.
The MD5 Digest field contains the calculated value. If you want to compare this MD5 digest to another you can paste the other value into the Compare To field. An = sign will appear between the two values if they are equal. Otherwise, the <> sign will tell you that the values are different.
Before you are able to run the program you need the following installed on your system:
- Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003
- .NET Framework 2.0. You will be prompted to download this if you do not have it installed.
You can download the latest version here. After downloading the setup program you should simply run it to install the program.