Hasher v2.3.1

** Updated July 26, 2018

Compute and verify the MD5, SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384 or SHA-512 Hash Value of any text string, disk file, or group of files!

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A Hash Value is a sort of digital fingerprint, uniquely identifying each text string or file. If two strings or files have the same Hash Value, then they are virtually guaranteed to be identical.

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File Version Released Size SHA-1 Hash
pthasher-setup-v2.3.1.exe New!
Download and run to install the Hasher
2.3.1 July 26, 2018 1,246,736 bytes 7A99B2FDC65AC6BB9D912EE8D7EC293FA2809DDE
pthasher-setup.exe Previous Version
Download and run to install the Hasher
2.3.0 June 19, 2007 1,225,792 bytes 1EC260DE8CC76B75ED439DAABEEE0C24D7503A55
pthasher-src.exe Previous Version
Programmers Only: Download VB6 Source Code
2.3.0 June 19, 2007 248,592 bytes 69DF18B6DC12F2C257DC4616EE04B90184BEFA04
Download Visual Basic Runtime v6.0
Note: Karen's Hasher installer will automatically download and run the Visual Basic Runtime installer, if necessary.
1,044,480 bytes 084C127D1BC95D1341E7B17804749B033AB5398E

Known Problems

Enhancements/Bugs Fixed

  • Version 2.3.1: Task 51: Fixed "Runtime Error 76 (path not found)" error
  • Version 2.3: Made several changes to make program work under Windows Vista. These include an HTML-format help file, and changes to location where settings are stored.
  • Version 2.2.1: Made program more compatible with hash value files made by some other software (that delimit data with space instead of tab).
  • Version 2.2: Can now verify previously saved hash values, determining if the contents of files or folders have changed since the original hash values were computed and saved.
  • Version 2.1: Now supports SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512 algorithms, in addition to the original MD5.
  • Version 1.0: This is the first release.
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