How To Identify A File Or Dataset



I made a small program that helps you get the SHA256 hash value for a file on windows.

When you have opened this program, all you have to do is drag&drop a file from the windows explorer onto the button labeled 📂 Pick a file to get its hash value.
Alternatively, you can click on that button to open a dialog window in which you can pick a file.
After you have picked the file, the program will calculate the SHA256 of that file.
Depending on the size of the file this can take a few seconds.
The program then informs you about the result in the textbox under the button:

SHA256 hash of file “C:\my-directory\” is:

The video below illustrates the process:
how to get the SHA256 hash for a file


You can download this program here:
To start this program, you will need to have the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 or a newer version installed on your system. If you have a recent version of Windows 10, it might be already installed. In case you are not sure, you can download it from

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