Getting the MD5 or SHA1 of a file?

If you are running the latest version of windows you can use the new Cmdlet Get-FileHash. For all others Microsoft has a tool called Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier or FCIV for short.

The cmdlet supports the following hashes.. SHA1,SHA256,SHA384,SHA512,MACTripleDES,MD5,RIPEMD160
The FCIV supports SHA1 and MD5.




  1. […] Don’t trust files you haven’t downloaded from MS directly, well don’t trust hashes not directly from Microsoft either. Well if the links above are broken or you already downloaded from another source. Lets make sure the files are correct. Below are the results of a md5 and sha-1 I did of the files, so you can verify the files. […]

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