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.