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Calculate MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2, etc. Hash for a File Under Windows

[Updated for 2017]

This post originally was about FCIV, which is no longer the right choice.  Today we use CertUtil:

certUtil -hashfile pathToFileToCheck [HashAlgorithm]

HashAlgorithm choices: MD2 MD4 MD5 SHA1 SHA256 SHA384 SHA512

via SuperUser

Legacy Info

Because I keep forgetting…

fciv Filename.iso -both

Resides in C:\Windows\System32 and requires an elevated command prompt (or the Visual Studio Command Prompt).

If you don’t have fciv, it can be downloaded here: