FileCheck in abeMeda
abeMeda is able to generate an industrial strength MD5 checksum for
every single file in a catalog. We call that feature FileCheck and
it is integrated nicely in abeMeda.
The FileCheck value is very useful for photographers who wish to
ensure that all their precious photo files on any backup and
archive disk are still fully readable and unchanged, and of course
for anyone who wants to check for modifications of files on any
If you enable FileCheck in the cataloging preferences in abeMeda,
every new catalog you create or update will contain this FileCheck
value for every single file. As this operation of course takes
quite some time, since every file must be read and computed
completely, this is by default turned off.
You can then check either a single file or even an entire catalog
by using the context menu.
If you verify the FileCheck values for an entire catalog, abeMeda
will even show you a nice window containing all files that did NOT
pass the check, so you know exactly which files are damaged and
need to be replaced.
Of course, abeMeda also displays the actual MD5 value for every
file in the
And to see if a catalog contains the FileCheck values, the
displays that fact: