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How to find the MD5 checksum of a file?

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The MD5 hash or checksum is the digital fingerprint of a file that can be used to check if a file has changed. The MD5 is a 32-character hexadecimal value. If the file is corrupted during download, the MD5 value will be different from the original.

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In the Linux Operating System, the command is md5sum. Execute the command in a terminal console.

$ md5sum

In the Windows Operating System, use a browser to search for “Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier” – the tool name is fciv.exe. Download and install the tool. Execute the command in a Command Prompt.


Figure 52: Command to check for MD5 of a file

Applies to:

  • Linux Operating System
  • Windows Operating System

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