How do I create a MD5 Checksum

How do I create a MD5 Checksum

When lodging your Deposit Material into Harbinger’s escrow management system, you will need to provide a MD5 checksum.

When your lodgement has been uploaded, the checksum you provided will be compared with the file that is received by Harbinger. This will ensure that the lodgement is complete and intact.

There are two simple ways to create an MD5 checksum:

  1. Use your computer’s in-built command utilities
  2. Download and use a checksum generator

Command Utilities

Windows:

  • Open a command prompt
  • Type: CertUtil -hashfile <path to your file> MD5

Mac / Unix:

  • Open a terminal window
  • Type: MD5 <path to your file>

Checksum Generator

If you prefer to use an application to generate a checksum, here are some examples to consider”

Windows:

Mac / Unix:

  • Jacksum
  • RocketHash (from the App store)
  • Hash Calculator (from the App store)

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