At first you have to specify the file that you want to check its hash. This can be done in many ways.
Press the "Browse" button to choose the file or enter the file path in the appropriate text box. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file on the MD5 Hash Check window. Another way is in Windows Explorer to right-click on the file you want to check and then select "Validate and Calculate Checksum" from the context menu.
Afterward, if you already know the hash of the comparison file, because for example it is published on the download website, enter the comparison hash in the appropriate text box of the MD5 Hash Check screen.
If you do not know the hash of the comparison file but want to generate it and then compare it with one of the other files, specify the path of the comparison file by pressing the "Browse" button or with drag and drop or by right clicking on the comparison file in Windows Explorer and selecting the appropriate context menu item.
Please note that if you drag and drop or right click in Windows Explorer on two files then in MD5 Hash Check the first file will be set as the first file and the second file will be set as the comparison file of MD5 Hash Check. Also if the drag and drop or the right click in Windows Explorer are done two times separately, MD5 Hash Check will automatically assign the first file as the file of the first time and the second file as the comparison file of MD5 Hash Check.
Lastly, press the "Get MD5 Hashes button" and the hashes will be generated and compared.
You will be informed of the comparison result.
MD5 Checksum Validator is also a SHA1 generator and supports all major hashing algorithms including MD5,SHA1,SHA256,SHA384,SHA512,RIPEMD160,RIPEMD256,RIPEMD320,Tiger,Whirlpool,Panama,CRC32,CRC16.
To calculate and compare the hashes of other hashing algorithms, select the appropriate tab on the MD5 Hash Check screen and press the "Get" button.
MD5 Hash Check can also be executed from the command line as is described later.