Thursday, June 11, 2009
HashTab is a Windows shell extension which adds a tab called "File Hashes" to the Windows Explorer file properties. The tab contains the MD5, SHA1 and CRC-32 file hashes. These are common hashes that are used to verify the integrity and authenticity of files. Many download sites list the MD5 hash along with the download link. The HashTab makes it very simple for Windows users to check these hashes on any file on the system without using external tools. The screenshot to the right shows an example.
HashTab is a simple and effective way to check and compare your file hashes, it will do so by adding a new tab in your Windows file property menu in where you can see the most commonly used file hashes and quickly compare them by pasting a code. HashTab is pretty easy to use and worked well for me so give it a try if you are interesting checking file hashes. Available for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista.
Get it at http://beeblebrox.org/hashtab/