Details of the .md5sum file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .md5sum file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .md5sum file?
- What program do I need to open a .md5sum file?
- How can the .md5sum file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .md5sum files to another format?
- Where can I find the specifications for .md5sum?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .md5sum extension?
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MD5 file is a MD5 Checksum. The MD5 algorithm, created by Ronald Rivest, is a way to sign a file to verify its contents mathematically. The hash consists of a 128-bit (16-byte) checksum - also known as a digest - that is generated cryptographically by using the contents of the file.
Other types of files may also use the .md5sum file extension.
Can't open a .md5sum file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .md5sum file association, check the FAQ.
Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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