MD5 File

Did your computer fail to open a MD5 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MD5 files.

What is a MD5 file?

Files that contain the .md5 file extension are checksum files that are used to ensure that the data within a file is complete and has not become corrupt. An MD5 file verifies the integrity of downloaded files, discs and disk images.

MD5 files use an algorithm that is based on the number of bits that a file should contain. The MD5 file format is used by the IsoBuster CD/DVD copying software to verify the integrity of the copies it creates as well as other software applications. However, there are certain applications that MD5 files are not suitable for, such as SSL certificate programs or digital signature file creation softwares.

Suggest another file format using extension MD5

While we know of one file format using the .MD5 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MD5 file.

Various MD5 file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of MD5 files. Remember, different programs may use MD5 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
FinalTorrentFinalTorrentUser submitted
TeraCopyTeraCopyUser submitted
QuickParQuickParUser submitted
hkSFVhkSFVUser submitted
hkSFV ApplicationhkSFV ApplicationUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
QuickSFVQuickSFVUser submitted
checksumchecksumUser submitted
FastSum Standard Edition and FastSum Command-Line EditiFastSum Standard Edition and FastSum Command-Line EditiUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MD5-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MD5-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!