Advanced Hash Calculator Help

Using Advanced Hash Calculator is pretty much straight forward. All the software does is calculates the hash values of the files contents. In order to add files to Advanced Hash Calculator you may either drag and drop files onto the working area of the program, or use Add Files button on the tool bar to add individual files.

Hash values are calculated by the software on the fly. Two columns in the working area display full path of the selected files and the corresponding hash value. You may use "Actions"->"Export Data" menu command to export all data from the working area of the program in a plain text format. Alternatively it si possible to right-click at one of the entries and copy its hash value to the clipboard. Currently selected hashing algorithm type is displayed in the status bar at the bottom right corner of the program. Advanced Hash Calculator main screen

If you click "Settings" button on the toolbar a settings dialog will appear. This dialog allows you to select which hash function algorithm to use and in what format the hash value should be displayed as an output, i.e. capital or lower case and if to add spaces in the output string.

CRC32, GOST, MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA1, SHA2-256, SHA2-384 and SHA2-512 hashing algorithms are implemented by the software as well as four output formats are available: upper case, lowercase, with spaces after each 2 consecutive characters or without spaces. Advanced Hash Calculator settings dialog
 
Advanced Hash Calculator includes optional property page component to calculate MD5, SHA2-256 and SHA2-512 without even opening the main software. All you have to do is to right-click at a file, select Properties menu and click on Hash tab.

This hash calculation property sheet is available on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 can be opened right from Windows Explorer. For larger files it has a handy progress bar displaying progress of the computation.

Hash calculation property sheet includes the most commonly used hashing methods: MD5, SHA2-256 and SHA2-512, so if you are interested in computing other hash types, you would have to use the main program.

A list of system menu commands is shown below:

File
New Clears all files and hash values from the working area
Add Files Selectively add files using "Browse" for file dialog
Clear Selected Files Clear only highlighted files from the working area
Exit Quit program
Actions
Calculate Hash Recalculate hash values for all files
Stop Calculating Stop calculating hash values, while computation is in progress
Export Data Export contents of the working area as ASCII text into Notepad
Options
Settings Display setting dialog
Help
Register Open Advanced Hash Calculator order page
Contents Open this website
About Show program version and release information

Toolbar buttons commands duplicate corresponding system menu commands. Two more things worth mentioning: the software can handle files as large as 3GB in size and it works on Microsoft Windows® XP/Vista/7 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

   
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