I've a Windows 8.1 machine, and have accidentally deleted Utilman.exe. I would like to know the EXACT SHA-256 hash of this version of the file. (64-bit OS, x64 processor, Windows 8.1) If there's anymore information that you need to know, please ask. Thanks.

  • 3
    Based on numerous factors the hash of this file could change (if it were patched). You have not supplied enough information to answer your question
    – Ramhound
    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:29
  • Can you tell me most causes for it to change?
    – mekb
    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:31
  • 2
    That file could have multiple versions if it were ever patched. Don’t download the file, extract the file yourself by installing Windows 8.1 to a VM, that has the same cumulative patches your physical install has installed
    – Ramhound
    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:35
  • 1
    Shouldn't sfc /scannow restore the missing file in exactly required version?
    – gronostaj
    Jul 8, 2019 at 11:52
  • 1
    @facepalm42 Do Not Trust that particular website. The files on that website are not legitimate.
    – Ramhound
    Jul 8, 2019 at 21:22

1 Answer 1


This is an XY problem. Instead asking for a solution to your problem, you're asking for implementation of your solution, which is wrong.

You can simply run sfc /scannow to restore the missing file.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.