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HashTools Change Log

v4.8.1 • May 31, 2024

  • Updated to .NET 8
  • Many UI and performance improvements

v4.8 • September 5, 2023

  • Note: This is the last version of HashTools that will install and run on Windows 7/8
  • Change: Added an option to show only failed hash comparisons
  • Change: Added a filter box
  • Change: md5 and sfv files are automatically excluded when adding a folder
  • Fix: Now supports Linux style md5 files (e.g. " ")

v4.7.1 • April 25, 2023

  • Resolved minor UI issues
  • Installer updates

v4.7 • April 12, 2023

  • Change: New code signing certificate
  • Change: Upgraded to .NET 7 (OS support is now Win 10 1607 and higher)
  • Change: Win 7, Win 8/8.1, and Win 10 versions lower than 1607 are no longer supported (HashTools will still install but use at your own risk)
  • Change: Performance and UI improvements

v4.6 • September 23, 2022

  • Fix: Resolved an issue that sometimes prevented HashTools from opening multiple files from Explorer
  • Fix: Resolved a few UI glitches

v4.5.1 • March 30, 2022

  • Change: Improved x86 support

v4.5 • March 22, 2022

  • Change: Upgraded to .NET 6 framework (OS support is now Win7-SP1 and higher except these versions of Windows which are not able to run .NET 6: 8.0, Win10-1507(RTM), Win10-1511)
  • Change: Added a dark mode theme
  • Change: Other UI updates and fixes

v4.4 • December 14, 2021

  • Change: Minor UI tweaks

v4.3 • November 26, 2019

  • Added anonymized telemetry for crashes (you can disable this with an Advanced Setting)
  • General improvements and changes
  • Resolved an issue with the single-instance handler

v4.2 • June 13, 2019

  • You can now search for the file's hash on VirusTotal via the right-click menu
  • Whitespace and line breaks are now scrubbed when pasting Compare Hash from the clipboard
  • Added more detailed tooltips when hovering over files in the list
  • When installing with /VERYSILENT, the context menu dialog box no longer shows
  • General improvements and changes

v4.1 • September 12, 2017

  • HashTools no longer supports Windows XP or Vista
  • New icons
  • New automatic updater
  • General improvements and changes

v4.0 • May 26, 2017

  • Added an option to generate .hash files automatically (.md5, .sha1... etc)
  • Added the ability to copy filenames to the clipboard
  • Added retries for when a file is in use by another process
  • Highlighting improvements (new icons, new colours)
  • No longer stops checking an SFV if a file is missing
  • General improvements and changes
  • Major changes to support multi-DPI scaling in Windows 10
  • Improved Windows 10 compatibility (Anniversary and Creators updates)

v3.1 • August 9, 2016

  • Now targeting the .NET Framework 4.0, which will automatically install during setup if needed
  • The "compare to hash" is now trimmed when being pasted in
  • Added a new context menu entry, "Set Compare Hash from Clipboard"
  • Columns now autosize to fit the contents automatically
  • General performance and stability improvements

v3.0.3 • March 12, 2016

  • Updater improvements
  • General performance and stability improvements
  • Code signing now uses SHA256 for compatibility with future Windows Updates
  • Added an "Our Apps" tab to the settings window with details about other great Binary Fortress apps (you can disable this tab in the Advanced Settings if you don't want it)

v3.0.2 • May 25, 2015

  • General performance and stability improvements
  • Resolved a few installer issues

v3.0.1 • April 14, 2015

  • Files can now be dragged/dropped onto the HashTools window

v3.0 • March 23, 2015

  • Improved update notification
  • General performance and stability improvements

v2.2 • January 15, 2011

  • Improved update notification
  • Added an icon to represent the hash comparision result (grey/green/red)
  • Multiple file loading from the context menu now works as expected on slower machines

v2.1 • September 20, 2010

  • Added an update check notification
  • Added a second progress bar to indicate total progress, not just file progress
  • In Windows 7 the taskbar button now shows the total progress
  • Hashes are now compared when manually setting a "compare hash", not just after hashing
  • Multiple instance detection now works much better

v2.0.1 • August 27, 2010

  • Changed: HashTools is now a single-instance application, meaning anytime you click "Hash with HashTools" it will add the file(s) to the already running instance of HashTools
  • Changed: You can now manually add a hash to compare by right-clicking a file in the list and selected "Set Compare Hash"
  • Changed: The default folder for an SFV file is now the common root of the files in the list
  • Fixed: No more interface flicker when resizing and scrolling the file list
  • Fixed: CRC32 hashes for 0 length files are now correct