HkSFV

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.01
  • Total Downloads:
    141,315
  • Date Added:
    April 04, 2006
  • File Size:
    227.24KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This utility checks the validity of downloaded files by quickly comparing the files to a previously generated checksum. With HkSFV's simple two-pane interface, you can easily browse for files or folders to validate. Using HkSFV is merely a matter of pointing the program to the SFV (simple file verification) file of your download. The SFV lists the checksums of each file in the download. Many program authors use SFV files to help recipients ensure they're getting the correct files. HkSFV computes the checksum for each file exceedingly fast and compares that number to the expected checksum. Simplicity is one of the better features of this application, as all checked files are clearly identified as OK, bad, or not found. HkSFV also works in reverse and quickly generates SFV files for a folder or compressed file. In our tests, HkSFV only once tagged as OK an invalid compressed file. Programmers who need to create SFV files and any level of user who downloads from services that include checksum files will want this freeware application.
 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Good but unstable"

March 16, 2012  |  By Nexstar12

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

Best features,
Easyest to use,
Fastest

Cons

Unstable,
Force closes all the time

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5 stars

"Best there is - Works in Win7... sometimes"

March 22, 2011  |  By Win7Hater

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

Queue's whole directory structures
Delete's bad automatically (or rename)
Hides good, shows only bad when done.
Tight code, this is the best SFV checker ever made.
Remembers checks, so retests are very fast.
Can drag and drop folders / SFV files.

Cons

Work in Win7...sometimes.

Summary

Great if you have XP or older.

Updated on Mar 22, 2011

ilSFV = HkSFV look-alike working fine in Win7.

https://www.cdtag.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?31-ilSFV

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4 stars

"one of the easiest to use"

February 08, 2010  |  By ejnielson

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

simple,fast and free.
Have used with vista and has worked most of the time.

Cons

Is not compatible with vista
have used quite abit with vista but it has started crashing latley.
Would be awesome if Big-O would format for vista/win7

Summary

since has worked well in past I'm going to try a reinstall

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4 stars

"Excellent, but may need reinstalling"

January 22, 2010  |  By waterpump999

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

Simple and fast creation of MD5 and SFV checksum files.

Cons

Crashes out after being installed for a while, but reinstalling seems to cure the problem.

Summary

Excellent utility, but be prepared to reinstall if necessary.

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1 stars

"Spontaneously quits when checking AVI files under Vista"

January 20, 2009  |  By Spike Toronto

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

Reasonably simple to operate, Readme covers most options.

Cons

You must select entire contents of a folder to examine; you cannot select a subset.

Summary

Unable to calculate MD5 checksums of original AVI files on my hard drive, let alone compare the ones I just burned to a DVD. Tried several times, but had to give up.

By default it ignores picture and movie files, but since that's what I'm trying to burn to data DVDs, I needed to learn how to change that behaviour before getting anywhere.

Disappointed it wouldn't work for me; surprised after reading all the other positive comments here.

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3 stars

"Plenty functionality but not what I'm looking for"

October 04, 2008  |  By televisi

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

Software got lots of funct, totally easy to get bunch of MD5 from specific folder

Cons

There is no MD5 comparison functionality (where you can compare with md5 txt file received from internet), you still need to compare it manually in notepad

Summary

I like this one, especially the small installation file

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5 stars

"the GUI is what sets this apart"

February 09, 2008  |  By NYJohn413

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

Creating & checking checksums couldn't be simpler. You can define what types of files to exclude, a nice touch.

Cons

Inability to accept command line instruction, at least none that I know of.

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3 stars

"Good, but confusing"

August 17, 2007  |  By fun2program8

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

You can have it create MD5 sums for you in a batch sort of way. That at least it does very well. If it weren't for that I'd be giving it a lower score.

Cons

It is overly confusing. You need to figure out how to make an MD5 file for the program or whatever you are checking, and then you can finally tell the program to check it. Why not just say "here's the hash, here's the program, check it"? Sheesh.

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2 stars

"Crashes too much !"

July 05, 2007  |  By Sad But True

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

HkSFV does what it should do. It checks your files compared to the SFV-file.

Cons

The program hangs too often. At first this happened once and a while, but then, after having the program installed for a couple of months, it hang almost all the time.

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4 stars

"Fast and accurate verification"

June 05, 2007  |  By PaulDI

 |  Version: HkSFV 2.01

Pros

Quick access from desktop, makes a pre-burning check of files very easy.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Big-O Software
Publisher web site http://www.big-o-software.com
Release Date April 04, 2006
Date Added April 04, 2006
Version 2.01
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 227.24KB
File Name hkSFVsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 141,315
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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