Test Digest

Test checksum digest file
Test checksum digest file report

The Test Digest function reads all of the files in a checksum digest (such as one created with the Create Digest function) and compares the checksum values of the files against the values listed in the digest. A report is created showing whether or not files validate (match checksums).

ExactFile can read several different checksum digest formats. In addition to digest files created by ExactFile itself, it can read digests created with md5sum, sfv, sha1sum, and FileCheckMD5, and compatible utilities. It can also read most digest files created by fsum.

Specify the digest file to test in the Digest File to Test text box, or click the browse button (…) next to it to find it with an open file dialog. You may also drag-and-drop a digest file from Windows Explorer.

If necessary, you can specify a different Base Folder for Files in Digest. This is only necessary if the digest file you are testing is not in the same folder as the files listed in the digest file. If the digest file was created with “Include full paths in output” (see Create Digest), this option has no effect.

Select Verbose Report if you want all files listed in the comparison report. Otherwise, the report will only show the files that failed validation, if any.

7 thoughts on “Test Digest

  1. Poma

    Feature request:
    I think you need to add an option to report files that are in checked directory but are not present in checksum file. I’ll be very useful for many users.

  2. Bernhard Otto

    Hello,
    You have made a real great program. The only thing I found is that the program has some Problems with ä, ö, ü in the directory name. Unfortunatly not always. To give you an example: I had the directory F:\MD5\Daten\MP3\Bläck Föös\ with about 15 Files. Only one of those could during the test “not found”. I have moved this directory to F:\MD5\MP3\Bläck Föös\ and the test was OK.
    Today I am using F:\MD5-Daten\MP3\Blaeck Foeoes\ without Problems. Again, the problem seems only be with directories, not with files.
    With best regards from the Black Forest in Germany
    Bernhard Otto

  3. Paul Booth

    A suggested feature add; Compare a folder with a folder by having a second folder input in lieu of the digest file input. I ofter copy work product from my laptop to the system folders and demonstrating that the files are the same with out depending on the file date/time stamps is very useful. Thanks

  4. Donald Bosart

    Poma :
    Feature request:
    I think you need to add an option to report files that are in checked directory but are not present in checksum file. I’ll be very useful for many users.

    I also would like to see the above. I need to tell when files/folders are added to my remasters.

  5. Gavin

    Program worked great, and I’ll definitely keep using it, but I’d like an option to compare the contents two hash digest files and an option to remove the full paths from a hash digest file after it’s been created.

    I’d also like to see an option to report new files that are not present in the hash digest file.

  6. Jigsy

    I love this program; however I did notice one bug.

    Running a sha1 file full of sha1 checksums, the program kept telling me that the “MD5 hash” was different from what was noted…

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