There have been many times where I needed to generate hashes either from strings or from files. I usually use one of my code snippets depending what programming language I’m currently using. But, this time, I needed to generate hashes that do not change and need these hashes as constants. I actually needed these hashes in my Visual MASM IDE that I’m working on. So, I finally created a small tool called Hash Generator that can create MD5 hashes from either a string or from any file on your system. I may extend this tool to create SHA1 and other hashes but for now, it does the job for me and maybe you will find it useful, too. Let me know.
Download it here. It’s about 2.5 MB in size and runs on Windows XP and up. It’s one exe file, no setup or any other files required. Just run the HashGenerator.exe file.