HashTools Change Log

v4.3 • November 26, 2019

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

v4.2 • June 13, 2019

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

v4.1 • September 12, 2017

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

v4.0 • May 26, 2017

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

v3.1 • August 9, 2016

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

v3.0.3 • March 12, 2016

  • Change: Updater improvements
  • Change: General performance and stability improvements
  • Change: Code signing now uses SHA256 for compatibility with future Windows Updates
  • Change: 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

  • Changed: General performance and stability improvements
  • Fix: Resolved a few installer issues

v3.0.1 • April 14, 2015

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

v3.0 • March 23, 2015

  • Changed: Improved update notification
  • Changed: General performance and stability improvements

v2.2 • January 15, 2011

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

v2.1 • September 20, 2010

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

v2.0 • August 14, 2010

  • Changed: Completely new interface
  • Changed: Can generate and check hashes for multiple files and folders (with sub-folders)
  • Changed: Can now read and process SFV files
  • Changed: Can now create an SFV file for your selected files
  • Fixed: Couldn't cancel CRC32 hash generation
  • Fixed: Various interface glitches

v1.3.1 • February 4, 2010

  • Changed: Expanded the main window buttons to make the interface less cramped
  • Changed: Installer can now create desktop icon and Windows context menu entries
  • Fixed: "Add/Remove Context Menu Items" now works correctly in Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Fixed: Installer now removes Windows context menu entries during uninstall

v1.3 • April 5, 2009

  • Changed: Added CRC32 checking with AutoCRC support
  • Changed: Simplified menus

v1.2 • March 7, 2009

  • Changed: Now looks for hash in "filename.ext.hash", not "filename.hash" (ex: MyFile.iso.sha1 for a SHA1 hash)
  • Changed: Updated icons to make it consistent with other Binary Fortres Software applications
  • Changed: Replaced the hash comparing message boxes by changing the textbox background colour instead (more subtle, less intrusive)
  • Fixed: Properly stops hashing if the application is closed before hashing has completed

v1.1 • May 13, 2008

  • Changed: Supports drag/drop of files for hash generation
  • Changed: Now shows the files exact size in the results window along with the hash
  • Changed: Automatically loads matching hash files for comparision
    • For example: "MyFile.sha1" would load automatically if it exists when generating a hash for the file "MyFile.iso"
  • Changed: Top menu to make the interface more consistent and simpler to use
  • Changed: Application and Installer are now fully signed for better Windows Vista compatibility
  • Fixed: Some spelling mistakes

v1.0 • December 3, 2007

  • Released a portable version and one with an installer

v0.3 • January 16, 2007

  • Added support for SHA256, SHA386 and SHA512 hashes
  • Expanded the window to allow for the longer hashes
  • Added a link to the Binary Fortress Software website for easy update checking

v0.2 • January 2, 2007

  • First public version