Fsum Frontend - hashing program

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Fsum Frontend - hashing program

#1 Post by otaku » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:43 pm

Website: http://fsumfe.sourceforge.net
Download: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/fsumfe ... g_mirror=0

This is a GUI frontend for fsum of Slavasoft.
You can calculate the checksum of a file and check/generate a .sfv or .md5 file.

To install it, you have to extract the zip file and copy fsum.exe in the same folder. Fsum.exe can be downloaded from http://www.slavasoft.com/zip/fsum.zip

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Fsum frontend 1.0.2

#2 Post by saber » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:01 am

Download: http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/source ... .2-bin.zip

Fsum frontend calculates the checksums of any files. It supports 58 checksum algorithms: crc32, md5, sha1, sha2, haval, tiger, whirlpool, gost, ...
It can verify the integrity of the files using .sfv/.md5 and can create .sfv/.md5 of files for ulterior verification.

The settings are written in the application folder.

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#3 Post by I am Baas » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:36 am

webfork wrote:A recursive hash checker is cool but how about a recursive hash creator?
Fsum Frontend has this option (see screenshot). It's portable (settings in application folder)

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#4 Post by webfork » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:12 am

Thank you Baas -- will test it out soon.

I've been looking for something like this forever. Something a little less scary for IT than a torrent, something a little more useful than an output-to-screen or HTML file.

Of course for one or two files that doesn't make any sense. But there's hundreds of hashing programs with the same basic function, why can't one of them do a whole DVD structure or a whole computer? Automated scan and automated verify so I know what on my system has changed?

Looks Fsum at least saw that coming.

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#5 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:18 am

Finally tested -- definitely works.

The only two tabs I'd use were "Verify Checksum Files" and "Generate Checksum Files"

* No drag and drop support
* Wouldn't automatically save files as .md5 but when you go back to verify them, requires that it has a .md5 file name or its invisible.
* Has a little drop window that floats around the screen (and is pretty cool) but I can't seem to turn off.

Still, for the moment this is the best option outside of using torrents.

Update: Apart from drag-and-drop, these issues have been fixed.

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Re: j.a.n.e just another nasty editor

#6 Post by webfork » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:57 pm

webfork wrote:Still, for the moment this is the best option outside of using torrents.
Thread update:

FileVerifier++ (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2037) totally just solved the issues with Fsum Frontend. Thanks goes to Baas for suggesting it -- dunno how I missed it the first time it was posted.

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Re: Fsum frontend 1.0.2

#7 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:10 pm

Old thread update:

This program hasn't been updated in a while (stopped at 1.5.5), but definitely looks portable, and has the capability to calculate/verify companion .sfv, .md5, etc. files:

http://fsumfe.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=usage

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Re: Fsum frontend 1.0.2

#8 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:03 pm

A brief discussion @ http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 487#p24487

Maybe merge it with this one?
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Re: Fsum frontend 1.0.2

#9 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:56 pm

webfork wrote:has the capability to calculate/verify companion .sfv, .md5, etc. files
Tested out finally -- really happy with this. Was thinking about using it for my DVD backups from now on, but now I'm sort of wondering if I should go with dvdisaster. Knowing the files are bad is great, but preventing them from going bad in the first place seems a little more valuable.

Side note:
  • Supports about 90 different hashes and hash file types, although most users are only ever going to need CRC32 (for basic system checks) MD5 (for sharing over the interent) or SHA-1 for security-sensitive hashes. Why so many? I don't know, but a mathematics buddy of mine suggests that the presence of so many is primarily due to academic purposes: every time someone uses slightly different math systems to generate a hash, they give it a new type and over time a great many have been built up. There are certainly many applications to this type of math.

    One exception is Whirlpool, which is for high security applications.

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Re: Fsum frontend 1.0.2

#10 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:05 pm

One additional discovery:

The program will generate recursive directory checksum files in SFV files with relative pathways. Finally! Anyone who owns a flash drive and wants to check it for data corruption or a virus infection can use this. Fantastic.

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Re: Fsum frontend 1.0.2

#11 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:58 pm

I am Baas wrote:Maybe merge it with this one?
Initially I said the thread posts were too interconnected (that post has been deleted), but I went back and looked at it and figured out a way. Threads are now merged.

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Re: Fsum frontend 1.0.2

#12 Post by webfork » Fri May 22, 2015 5:57 pm

Old thread update: The last change on this was back in 2008 and several items in the discussion area have gone unanswered for years. Think this program has been abandoned. Fortunately, as it's OSS, it could come back but I'm pretty happy with another open hash program that came back from the dead, RapidCRC Unicode.

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Re: Fsum Frontend

#13 Post by billon » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:35 pm

Although not updated for 8 years and seems abandoned, and we have many hash tools, I think it must be added to TPFC. It's stealth, small and fast, easy, free and have almost hundred hash algorithms.

@Moderators, please merge with this topic

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Re: Fsum Frontend

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Re: Fsum Frontend

#15 Post by webfork » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:41 pm

Thanks. I did an edit to the entry as I don't know that listing out all the available hashes is worthwhile. I hope that works.

Note that the home page is for me is redirecting to a dead site (nipbarre.fr). I recommend we switch to https://sourceforge.net/projects/fsumfe/

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