dsMD5 Alternatives

    dsMD5 is described as 'MD5 hash-calculator. The beauty of this is its simplicity, tiny size (6KB) and ease of use'. There are more than 25 alternatives to dsMD5 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, BSD and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is HashCheck Shell Extension, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dsMD5 are OpenHashTab (Free, Open Source), Hashtab (Free Personal), RapidCRC Unicode (Free, Open Source) and HashMyFiles (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 20, 2020

    1. checksum is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense BLAKE2, SHA1 & MD5 hashing program for Windows, capable of creating & verifying hashes of files and folders, even whole drives, with just one or two clicks. It is robust, lightning fast, intuitive, and completely customizable.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      A fast and easy-to-use calculator that allows to compute message digests, checksums and HMACs for files, as well as for text and hex strings. It offers a choice of 13 of the most popular hash and checksum algorithms for calculations.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.02, released in 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      DataHealthCheck is a portable app to check your files for corruption or display their md5/sha1 hash. It is faster than other apps because it checks for corrupted files and update hashes of changed files in one pass.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Cross-platform tools to computer hashes, or message digests, for any number of files while optionally recursively digging through the directory structure.
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    2. Calculate file hashes with ease thanks to an easy to use GUI, drag and drop functionality and help documentation that are all included!.
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    3. 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.
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    4. Md5Checker is a free, faster, lightweight and easy-to-use tool to manage, calculate and verify MD5 checksum of multiple files/folders Calculate and display MD5 checksum of multiple files at one time.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.3, released in December 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    5. IgorWare Hasher is a free SHA-1, MD5 and CRC32 hash-generator for Windows and is available in 32- and 64-bit versions. This program is portable and does not require either additional dll libraries or .Net installation.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      WinMD5 is a freeware for Windows to allow user to calculate MD5 hash or checksum for files, and verify a download.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      MD5summer is an application for Microsoft Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000 and XP which generates and verifies md5 checksums. Its output file is compatible with the output of the Linux GNU MD5Sum and it will also read Linux generated files. MD5summer is written in Borland Delphi 7.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Latest version, 1.2.0.11, released in April 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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