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Validating Copy Results Using md5deep

By How-to

Robocopy is a great tool for copying files, but it does not offer an option to hash the source and destination files. While this may not be necessary for casual personal use, being able to confirm that the output files are identical to the source files using cryptographic hashes is crucial when working with electronic evidence.

There are commercial off-the-shelf file copy tools which have this functionality built-in, but they usually lack the flexibility that Robocopy offers. If you are a Robocopy fan, and do not mind a little bit of command line work, follow along and we will show you how to validate Robocopy results using the freely available software package md5deep.

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