Is there a built-in checksum/hash utility on Windows 7?

  • Not my area, but Powershell, the build in scripting language, can probably do it.
    – Phoshi
    Feb 14, 2011 at 19:03
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    Is this one of those goofy "I'm not allowed to install any 3rd party software" requirements? If so, try googling for "PowerShell SHA1 hash" and you should get some scripts/cmdlets that will run on the built-in PowerShell using MS's Crypto APIs.
    – afrazier
    Feb 14, 2011 at 19:14
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    There is GetFile-Hash. You need PS 4.0 or community extensions stackoverflow.com/questions/10521061/…
    – rofrol
    Nov 26, 2014 at 11:02
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    Avast anti virus is blocking downloads from the above site for me, so may be worth approaching with caution.
    – Jules
    Dec 17, 2014 at 16:11
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    Note, the best answer (for me) is the 2nd answer, which has many more votes than the answer chosen by the asker. To the reader: look below, for the "certutil.exe" option.
    – macetw
    Jan 8, 2016 at 19:09

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I like digestIT, although it seems to be fairly old and maybe not maintained.


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