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Different Checksums

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 07:24
by Blackmarket

when i open a File and make a complete Checksum I always get different values for the same file when i click on refresh. Do you know why?

Re: Different Checksums

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 14:33
by Maƫl
Probably you have opened a file that is constantly changed (outside of HxD), so the checksum will change accordingly. It isn't necessarily obvious when HxD automatically reloads the file (Future versions will have a non intrusive way to notify that a file was reloaded).

Please test it with another file that you are sure does not change (for instance a text file that you just created). In that case the checksum should not change either.