To finding the hash value of a file, you can use Windows PowerShell. This is a powerful command-line tool that allows you to automate tasks and perform administrative tasks in Windows.

To find the hash value of a file using Windows PowerShell, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows PowerShell by typing “PowerShell” in the Start menu search bar and selecting “Windows PowerShell” from the search results. This will open a PowerShell window.
  2. Navigate to the location of the file by using the “cd” command. For example, if the file is located in the “Documents” folder on your desktop, type “cd C:\Users\YourUsername\Desktop\Documents” and press Enter. This will change the PowerShell prompt to the directory where the file is located.
  3. Type the following command to generate the hash value of the file: Get-FileHash <filename>. Replace <filename> with the name of the file you want to find the hash value for. For example, if the file is named “example.pdf”, the command would be: Get-FileHash example.pdf
  4. Press Enter to execute the command. The hash value of the file will be displayed in the PowerShell window. The hash value is a unique alphanumeric string that represents the contents of the file.

By using Windows PowerShell, you can easily generate hash values for any file on your computer. This can be useful for verifying the integrity of files or comparing files to see if they are identical.