How to check and verify MD5 of downloaded files in Windows



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Checking and verifying MD5 value is important for important installation files or torrents which may be partially downloaded or corrupted in the download process. For example you mightn’t downloaded the iso for Ubuntu operating system but the download took unusually long or it showed download completed but with some error. Also, your download file might be of different size that the one mentioned in the “read me” or download page. Now to confirm that you have downloaded the file completely and without any error you can check to see that the MD5 values is same as mentioned by the original uploader. So, how do you check and verify MD5 for downloaded files in Windows or Android? First of all copy the downloaded file to an easy to find location. If you downloaded the file on your phone or tablet, copy it to your PC. Now follow the steps below:

How to Check MD5 values for downloads in Windows or Android

  1. Download MD5 Checker (Source: CNet downloads)
  2. Now extract the MD5 Checker zip file
  3. Check the read me of the download file and find out its MD5 value or Checksum 
    1. Select and copy the MD5 numbers
  4. Now Run MD5 Checker and click “Paste”
  5. If the MD5 values you will get a message confirming this and  the correct MD5 will be highlighted green
Now that you’ve confirmed the MD5 values, you can rest assured that the file you downloaded is intact and without any errors.

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