The free QuickHash GUI file for Mac is an open-source data hashing tool. It allows you to assign a hash value to your original file, making it easy to compare the integrity of any copy you make. Similar alternatives include DuplicateFinder and Duplicate Detective.
If you're someone who frequently makes copies of files or moves them, you've probably experienced the nagging doubt of whether your copies are the same as the original. Often, you can just compare the last modified date for each file or the file size. The trouble is, if the original has been encrypted, it may not have been set to update the last modified date or file size.
What’s a file’s hash?
The hash of a file is a fixed value representing all the information about that file, including the contents. If you make a copy of a hashed file, you can tell instantly if anything in the file has been changed or corrupted during the copying process.
How much does QuickHash cost?
You don't have to pay anything for it; you can download it for free. However, if you feel you'd like to support the developer's ongoing work, you can make a voluntary payment.
How can I install QuickHash?
There's no installation because QuickHash is a portable file. That means you can save the file anywhere on your computer or on an external drive.
Click on the 'Download' button. The ZIP file should start downloading automatically. When it's finished, go to the location where you saved the file and unzip it. One of the files you'll see is the EXE file for QuickHash. Double click on it and the user interface will open.
How do I remove QuickHash?
To remove QuickHash from your Mac, first, go to the location where the file has been saved. Right-click on the QuickHash file and select 'Move to Bin'. To permanently remove it from your computer, right-click on the bin, then select ‘Empty Bin’.
Copy files easily
Although the Mac has built-in terminal commands that you can use to hash a file, QuickHash is much easier to use and the user interface is light and uncluttered. It's handy for users who frequently move or make copies of large files and QuickHash is the go-to program for that very purpose.