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Md5Checker 3.2 ( is released
Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:55

What's new in version 3.2:

  • New: 'Code page' option
  • New: 'Add to Send To menu' option
  • Improve: Add files in background
  • Fix: Load MD5 checksum of file from MD5 file will clear its calculated MD5 checksum
  • Fix: No new line character is written when save md5 item if its path contains characters that system code page cannot recognize
  • Fix: Could not discard saved MD5 checksum of md5 item if its path is a folder
  • Fix: Height of dropdown list is too narrow in the Win9x version
  • Update: 'Folder context menu' option -> 'Add to Shell context menu', work for both folders and files
  • Update: 'Checking in low priority' option -> 'Work in low priority', work for both adding and checking
  • Update: Removed Adding File dialog. (Use Stop button to stop adding)
  • Update: Removed Unicode features from the Win9x version (Not supported)

Code page:
Md5Checker uses system's standards and formats setting to convert between Unicode and MBCS when save/load by default. If there are any characters your system setting cannot recognize, the path of file will not be saved/loaded correctly.
In Md5Checker 3.2, you can select an appropriate code page in the Options dialog, and do not have to change the system setting to suit every software.

Send To menu:
Send To menu is a convenient way to add a few files into a program. For instance, if you select multiple files in the Explorer and right click, and then select the context menu item - Check in Md5Checker, Explorer will launch multiple instance of Md5Checker like this: Md5Checker file1, Md5Checker file2... But if you use the Send To menu, Explorer will launch one instance of Md5Checker and pass these files to it like this: Md5Checker file1 file2...
Using Send To menu has one weakness - cannot add lots of files at one time, because the system has a command line length limitation. But don't worry, you can always use Add command or drag-and-drop to add lots of files.

Any comments from you regarding bug reports for Md5Checker are greatly appreciated.

Md5Checker 3.1.1 is included in the Softpedia software database
Tuesday, 23 October 2007 02:03

Softpedia is a library of over 300,000 free and free-to-try software programs for Windows and Unix/Linux, games, Mac software, Windows drivers, mobile devices and IT-related articles.

Md5Checker 3.1.1 is included in Softpedia now. And there is the 100% CLEAN award granted by Softpedia:

It is welcomed to download Md5Checker from Softpedia. If you like this software, don't forget to add a review after you download it. I will really appreciate that!

BTW, you can report bugs of 3.1.1 here, thanks!

Md5Checker 3.1 is released
Sunday, 14 October 2007 12:40

What's new in version 3.1:

  • New: 'Add Options' dialog for command line and drag-and-drop file adding (Default is hidden, hold the Shift key down to show)
  • New: 'Folder context menu' option
  • New: 'Hide dialogs' option
  • New: Self-check command
  • Improved: Use Save and Default buttons instead of 'Save settings' check box in the 'Add Options' dialog
  • Improved: Added Homepage and Download links in the About dialog
  • Fixed: Md5Checker may crash when adding files/folders via command line
  • Updated: URL of the online help
  • Updated: 'Checking in low priority' option is off by default
  • Minor improvements and fixes

Since version 3.0.1 introduced a new bug - Md5Checker may crash when adding files/folders via command line, I recommend you to use this bug fixed version, plus there are many improvements and new features.

This is a Release Candidate (RC) version. I already did lots of test around, but I could not promise there is no bug. If you find any bug, or you have any suggestion, please leave a comment here. I will appreciate that.

Md5Checker 3.0 is released!
Sunday, 16 September 2007 20:29

What's new in Md5Checker 3.0:

  • Re-implemented the core - faster, and take less CPU and memory usage
  • Simplified the operational flow, more intuitive
  • Removed unnecessary prompts
  • Can remove saved items from .md5 files
  • Provided an adding files progress dialog, can abort adding at any time
  • Enhanced Open File dialog allows you to add folder and change adding settings
  • Display count of md5 items for each category in the View toolbar
  • 'Checking in low priority' option
  • New UI mechanism - no delay when process large numbers of items
  • New threading algorithm - faster
  • Support both Multibyte character sets (MBCS) and Unicode well
  • Provided for Win9x versions
  • Provided versions in other languages

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