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winMd5Sum

Hi all:
I just downloaede and tried the winMd5Sum application. Howeevr I just can obtain the MD5 for a specific file. Pls: is ther any way to obtain the MD5 of a whole folder?
Thanks you very much
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Winmd5sum

is for files only.
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Try ...

Try md5summer http://www.md5summer.org/ . You can pass multiple files to it and it will create a file with a md5sum for each file in that directory. The Md5 file created then can be used to check the files again at a later date to see if anything has changed.

Md5summer is released as as GPL and the source is available on the website. From what I can tell it is a single .exe and can be run from any directory. It does access the registry to associate the md5 file with the program, but asks first. Should be easy to make into a Portable App. I find it acceptable in its current form. Infact, I find it more useful than WinMd5Sum

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commandline program

If you'd like something that works from the commandline to do multiple files/folders, try md5deep.

http://md5deep.sourceforge.net/

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Looks like

an official version would be cool.
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Probably Not

The most common use for MD5ing on the go is for single files. That's why I picked winMd5Sum instead of MD5summer. While MD5summer is great for multiple files, it's clunky for single files.

And, to be honest, I'll still can't figure out the point of calculating MD5 sums for a whole directory on a local PC. (on a server is another story)

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Lots of uses...

For some of us it has lots of uses. For one, I use it in conjunction with duplicate finding software to validate and verify duplicate files in different directories. A second, is to verify that files in a "protected" directory have not been accidentally modified.

I agree that for the classical use of validating a MD5 sum, winMd5Sum works best.

Like I said, Md5summer works for me in its current state so I have no need for it to be made into a Portable App.

Clair

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