Since the MD5 signature of different files are not equal, it can be used to verify the integrity of any file, find the duplicate documents, music files, photographs, videos, spreadsheets, presentations or any other stuffs on your drive, verify your files are copied correctly after a backup or synchronize job by comparing the MD5 hashes of all files in two folders.
Here’s our collection of 5 best free MD5 hash generator, along with alternatives to them.
1. OnlineMD5( Online )
OnlineMD5 is a free online utility to calculate and verify the MD5 checksum of any file on your hard disk, it will generate the hash string on the client side without uploading your file to the server, so the calculating speed is very rapid. OnlineMD5 supports large files up to 4GB, and could create the MD5 string for any text.
To use OnlineMD5, a modern Internet browser that supports HTML5 is required, such as FireFox 3.6+, Chrome 6.0+, Safari 6.0+, Opera 11.1+ and IE 10.0+.
Because this app is online, it’s platform independent, which means that it supports all mainstream operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
2. HashMyFiles( Windows )
HashMyFiles is a portable hashing freeware that can computes MD5 / SHA1 hashes for multiple files at one time, just drag files from Windows explorer and drop them to HashMyFiles to generate the 32 / 40 digit hexadecimal numbers which represent the MD5 / SHA1 signature of them.
HashMyFiles is available in over twenty languages: English, French, Czech, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, etc.
MD5 checkers for folder: FileVerifier++, MD5Summer and RekSFV, all of them can compute the hashes of all files and subfolders recursively of the directory you specified and export the results to a text file, the text file can be loaded at any time to compare the contents of a certain folder.
3. MD5 2.6( Mac OS X )
MD5 is a free utility that enables you to compute the MD5 message digest hash of a single file or multiple files on a Macintosh computer.
4. HwHashes( iOS )
HwHashes could generate the MD5 / SHA1 hash base on UTF-8 encoding of any string, it’s compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
5. Online-Convert( Online )
Online-Convert lets you get the Adler32, Blowfish, CRC-32, GOST, Haval-128, MD4, MD5, RIPEMD-128, RIPEMD-160, SHA1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, Snefru, Tiger-128, Tiger-160, Tiger-192 or Whirlpool hash for any text or file.
You can either upload a file from your computer, or enter URL of the file on a remote server, Online-Convert will transfer the file to the server to calculate the hash string based on its content.
Online-Convert can be launched on any devices and OSes, for example, a Windows, Macintosh, Linux or UNIX notebook, an iPad or Android tablet, etc.