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File Info

#1 Post by smaragdus » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Preamble
I use hash tools regularly. My requirements are basic- support for 'drag&drop', 'stay on top', SHA1 bigger brothers (SHA256, SHA512), verification, export to file, portable. File Info fulfills all these requirements.

Synopsis
File Info is software that gives you information about your file(s) like CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, and other file info.
Features
  • support for CRC32, MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512 algorithms;
  • 'drag&drop' for files, folders and sub-folders;
  • 'stay on top';
  • lower/UPPER case;
  • copy selected/copy all;
  • hash verification;
  • additional information- date, size, file version;
  • export to file;
Links Downloads
Direct download links for File Info version 0.6.3.2 (released on 2018-02-25):
Images

File Info version 0.6.3.2 - program window (static image):

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File Info version 0.6.3.2 - menu bar (animated image):

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File Info version 0.6.3.2 - calculated hashes (static image):

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File Info version 0.6.3.2 - hash verification (animated image):

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File Info version 0.6.3.2 - about (static image):

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Portability
File Info is portable by design- settings are saved in FileInfo.settings file inside program folder. However whether the program is stealth or not may be disputed (seemingly this applies to every .NET program).

The log file (File Info.exe.log):

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C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
is not created by File Info but by CLR (Common Language Runtime).

There are also 2 registry keys:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\File Info_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\File Info_RASMANCS
which, to my knowledge, are created not by the program but by the system:
The software under Tracing registry indicates it can be traced and debugged.
(source)

Instructions
  • Download the archive (7Z, RAR, ZIP or SFX);
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (File Info.exe);
Requirements
File Info should run under Windows 7 or higher, it requires .NET Framework 4.6 or higher.

License
File Info is closed-source, unrestricted freeware.

Note
File Info is small- version 0.6.3.2 is 1.27 MB.
File Info is moderate - version 0.6.3.2 uses about 24-35 MB of RAM under Windows 8 x64.
The developer, Sami Jildeh, is friendly, responsive and open to suggestions.
Two more program by the same developer have already been reviewed in the forum- Notes Keeper and Pinner.

Alternatives
A couple of similar programs:
Details
File details for File Info version 0.6.3.2 (released on 2018-02-25):

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7Z archive
Name: file_info_[0.6.3.2][25-2-2018].7z
File Size: 235068 Byte(s) (229.56 KB)
Modified Date: 2018-02-25 22:15
MD5: 740a32c7042049db9181ae78534932c0
SHA1: 0af4749593f771cc5cb0275b4fc238b96f1b8f2f
SHA256: ffcbadbae5135281ed5df73cf8bafab9598a4f0a4a52740a1d02cded4d28dc53
SHA384: d44b0af9b61e181fa74604f28842b1bd1c59662a5cd57bab93ea80b1b3c535727535a597e3e830a973f5b861637bb8155d5db566fcbdce9364671261047d2bc6
SHA512: 4b5b965f172b775252a217a37952533a6a6f356e39ac02c8b9ac9d2f50dcd7751a284c77233e5048ee3e379cde9c86d9
RIPEMD160: 8da6f67191ff22082daa5efe4ef2b63901847817

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RAR archive
Name: file_info_[0.6.3.2][25-2-2018].rar
File Size: 283117 Byte(s) (276.48 KB)
Modified Date: 2018-02-25 22:16
MD5: b727d8ebedd4f3e9513b95a98f608fd9
SHA1: 156f957eeff509e649851893cb8c2f0e376d19d3
SHA256: 369db448de7d415091dc882c4c9afe63bb298d91bacdd213dbbc1a71dbbf6afe
SHA384: 1685ebc122dccbbb3d1cd2d23319604afbe0ef2276e18fa4b41109624b8ea8ffe76a243a729b88b5b64fddb6da6f1366
SHA512: 9a135c2b05dfc2506ccd062478f6b28175dea221e3dfe12e3cd65d86760d67c5e7c7533dbec2df7152bd4438f4261f36cdeb28929511850599409f9753ec1e40
RIPEMD160: cd3d701c14225dc466e954bc6866722712770db1

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ZIP archive
Name: file_info_[0.6.3.2][25-2-2018].zip
File Size: 508040 Byte(s) (496.13 KB)
Modified Date: 2018-02-25 22:16
MD5: c2932a7d80e9d2e731202b3f16b08a9a
SHA1: b2f9dcbc703ef69af59ac8ef1010db3730061d22
SHA256: b9eb47add1d33ea4ca6bb514c820469e2aeeec4f330d9980e8f07c6c1c530733
SHA384: 326e4eb60ce53ef216e64e70f39e57507517ac99ecdbcb5fe3c12f8c4117cbf5fc9fa6328337cff7482ac401b655a9e0
SHA512: 219bfe066da534384dad26dc17f3078c3eb254518cf3a467a256102763ba78abdd919aa69faeb445fca37da2caa2a45773204243d34e0f05cc45e4d9b7955703
RIPEMD160: cb19d40abc345ed58f02c4bb1110d72ef1e75fd6

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SFX archive
Name: file_info_[0.6.3.2][25-2-2018].exe
File Size: 542701 Byte(s) (529.98 KB)
Modified Date: 2018-02-25 22:16
MD5: 3bfc7766bf5efbfa46109377a3820184
SHA1: 3b8838b8920b351f80e8c4acd4f4e1bbe7ec2935
SHA256: e9d514d8ecc8e93a3e9ed537a0119d16c3a54593d640d32caceacd7d5ed67438
SHA384: af55bacf3faaaab595c627320e7a354455029197ffc9664013fd41e4b7260e53a150acda27e8ddceddcd7c302c0e76cb
SHA512: f3f2c0d6c0e8d4742851e885ca8e2acd45755004d97402ec5e0c24c063d969a7d94384b3160ac042f55be31bed7b88a2e0b23d4e2369fc722038e5ac36332bdd
RIPEMD160: e52cc9771ca6874050266d5d1275bb0065808c07

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Last edited by smaragdus on Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:36 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: File Info

#2 Post by Midas » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:12 am

Nice find. 8)

You could state that File Info is DotNET dependent in the post's subject {something like "File Info (DotNET hash utility)"} for further upfront transparency.

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Re: File Info

#3 Post by smaragdus » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:33 am

@Midas
See Requirements. I always try to keep post subjects short, putting there only the program name.

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Re: File Info

#4 Post by bitcoin » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:49 am

nice writeup

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Re: File Info

#5 Post by samijildeh » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:20 pm

Thank you smaragdus for the review.
just want to say that File Info needs .NET 4.6 or newer only.

File Info developer here, for anyone who has any bug reports or feature requests don't hesitate to send them to me at handyapplications@outlook.com

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Re: File Info

#6 Post by smaragdus » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:52 am

@samijildeh
Thank you for the information about requirements, I updated my post.

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Re: File Info

#7 Post by samijildeh » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:26 am

Hi all,
New update for File Info is available.
Download it from its page
https://handyapplications.weebly.com/fileinfo.html

Change log:
Version 0.6.3.4 [20/7/2018]
-Fix: “Include subfolders” and “on Top” buttons appear as they are one when selected.
-Fix: Opening About window while File Info is on Top will make About window behind the main window.
-Right click menu got small change:
“Remove” button renamed to “Rename selected” and placed above “Clear list” button.
Added separator between “Verify by” and “Find info” buttons.
Empty list renamed to "Clear list”
-“Donate” button added in Help menu.
-Clear list option will clear the hashes too.
-Using "Remove selected" when only one file exists in the list will clear the hashes too.

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