HashMyFiles Lab

This lab demonstrates the Hash My Files tool which analyzes files by specific file or by directory.  The Hash My Files process report is basic and the output can be exported to a series of different formats including HTML.  You’ll also observe a demonstration of how the Hash My Files tool works and what you can learn from the information it provides. [toggle_content title="Transcript"] Hey, Leo Dregier here. I want to review a tool called Hash My Files. It's along the lines of hash word calculators, or any sort of hash word, hash program where you just take a file and you analyze that file. So these tools definitely theme out really, really, really quickly. So what we're going to do, is basically add a file, a folder, process files or add by wildcard. So you can add a particular folder, and then go browse and select the folders, so we'll just pick something on the C drive and we'll call it 'Labs'. So we're going to go pick the C:\Labs folder and add all the files and the subfolders. Click on OK, and give the tool a second to run. Ok. So once the files are finished running, you basically can see it's just a reference of this file name, the message digest hash, then the SSH hash, and if you scroll to the right, you have redundancy check and then the full path to actually where the file is, the date that the file was modified and created and the size of the file, version, product information and any sort of extensions and / or attributes. But that's it. You have a nice little database of all the files in a particular directory and what those particular hashes are. And then of course you can do things like save it, move the things to the recycle bin if you don't want them. You can copy the hashes, you can show the gridlines if you want, these are just pretty pieces. You can do an HTML report, HTML's report is nice, because the format of the report allows you to export it, then import it into your reporting applications and things like that. So real good there. Otherwise, really, really basic tool to use. So here's a quick snapshot of what the hashing report looks like, and it looks just like the program, except it's in a nice, digestible format. And this is what I would use to actually include in my forensics reports or pen testing reports. And then, of course, you can right-click it, save it, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. So that's it. Hash My Files. It's an integrity program that not only does specific files, but also directories, and gives you the MP5 and SHA and the basic the basic critical information that you would need to analyze a file. So that's it. Leo Dregier here. And I'll see you in the next video. [/toggle_content]
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