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When you download application installers and other files from the Internet, you may see a verification checksum associated with it. Here is how to use that number.
Often, files that are distributed over the Internet are provided with a checksum number for security and file validity. While they are not needed, some people may wish to verify their downloads with the provided checksum numbers. In addition to checksu
Mac OS X 10.3.9: Checksum error with initial posting of Mac OS X 10.3.9 combo, resolved
If you need more than CRC-32 checksumming options in Disk Utility, a quick hidden preference setting can enable a number of additional options.
Staff Pick: Checksum
We recently wrote a small article on how to run a checksum routine on files as an extra verification against file corruption or incorrect fi
Apple improves Mail compatibility with Gmail, and fixes other security and compatibility issues in the first update to Mavericks, OS X 10.9.1.
If you would like to verify two copies of files or two mirrored directories, there are some Terminal commands that will let you do just that.
Sometimes the Mac App Store caches a corrupt installer, which can cause persistent verification errors. But there's an easy way to fix it.
If you run into a problem where a downloaded file cannot be verified, there are a couple of options you can try.
An Android version of the longtime file compression utility, WinRAR, has arrived in Google Play with a powerful set of archiving tools.