Is there any Built-In Checksum utility for Windows 10 using CRC-32? I checked different answers which are old and mention certUtil, but that does not support CRC-32 or CRC-64.

Update: I had also checked Is there a built-in checksum utility on Windows 7?, however, that's an old question and does not specifically asks for CRC-32 and Windows 10 may have support for it now. That's why asking this.

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    Possible duplicate of Is there a built-in checksum utility on Windows 7?
    – Seth
    May 9 '19 at 7:08
  • There is no default utility to do this and as you mention certutil doesn't support CRC (certutiil -hashfile -?). CRC is also a very basic checksum and others might proof to be more reliable depending on what you're doing.
    – Seth
    May 9 '19 at 7:09
  • Get-FileHash in powershell but does not support CRC
    – AtomiX84
    May 9 '19 at 8:19
  • @Seth yes I checked that, it also mentions that CRC-32 is not supported. but as I mentioned in question, it's old post so may be now there is support for that. I don't have much idea about checksum though. May 9 '19 at 12:05
  • Is there a specific reason you're looking for CRC32? Why use that if you could use MD5 or SHA?
    – Seth
    May 9 '19 at 13:15

There is a way to get the CRC-32 on Windows (since Win 7):

  1. Right-click the file(s) you wish to get the CRC-32 for and click Send toCompressed (zipped) folder.
  2. Open the ZIP file using Windows Explorer, set the view to details.
  3. Right-click on the detail header and select the CRC-32 column to be visible.
  4. Resize columns so the CRC-32 is visible.
  5. There you go!

Explorer providing CRC-32

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    Just tried this and it doesn't work (Windows 10)
    – James
    Jun 22 '20 at 11:15
  • What doesn't work? I retried this method and it works just as well as it did on win 7. Jun 24 '20 at 17:11
  • "CRC-32" is not a column I can enable to view in a .zip details tab on my Win10 machine
    – James
    Jun 26 '20 at 12:40
  • Can I ask which version of windows you have? I am using the enterprise edition so perhaps there are functional differences? Jul 31 '20 at 17:52
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    Works here on Windows 10 1909, not sure what you're doing guys. Of course if you have any archiver handling zip files instead of Explorer, you need to right-clic the file > Open with > Windows Explorer. Sep 11 '20 at 15:06

On my side it works, but you MUST be in the ziped folder via the windows explorer. Then, once inside, you can see the CRC-32 column option.

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    Thanks. But this is the same way as already given by @Taylor before Sep 18 '20 at 6:59

I opened the .zip with Windows Explorer, the right-clicked the file to show properties in order to see the CRC32 value:


  1. Right-click file you wish to get the CRC-32 for.
  2. Select CRC SHA submenu.
  3. Select CRC-32, CRC-64, SHA-1 or SHA-256 to calculate the respective checksum, or select * to calculate all of them.

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