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Verify if your download was not corrupted

How to check the integrity of downloaded files

At the download page, you can see [md5] links. These point to a page where the particular filename is printed together with a special string called 'md5 sum'. This is a 32 characters long text, which represents a check sum of the downloaded file.

This checksum is used for several purposes, the most common is to assure your download was not corrupted. When md5sum of your downloaded file is different than the one published at the md5 page, then you can be 100% sure your file is damaged. In that case, try to download it again.

In order to calculate the md5 sum of your downloaded file, use a special software. You may find it on Google, try searching for 'md5sum.exe' if you are in Windows.

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