Quick Tip: File Hashes with PowerShell Community Extensions
I need to calculate the MD5 and SHA hashes for a file from Windows and I’d rather not download 3rd-party GUI software that clutters my setup.
I like the PowerShell Community Extensions for this.
- Download Chocolatey Nuget (it will make your life outside of this post easier, I promise).
- From the Powershell command prompt, type
cinst pscx. This will install the PowerShellCommunity Extensions.
- Use the PSCX syntax to get the hashes. Some examples below:
Get-Hash C:\Path\To\File.zip -Algorithm MD5 Get-Hash C:\Path\To\File.zip -Algorithm SHA1
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