We assume what we know to be impossible, and pretend that just making ‘safe’ copies of important documents will preserve them for the future.
Do you want ECC for your important documents? It’s available now, free, without the complications of ZFS or cost of RAID 6.
A nimbler version of Dintch is designed to drag and drop files and smaller folders to tag then and check their integrity.
More about checking the integrity of files on macOS, with a new version of a free utility, news of the next apps, and error-correcting code perhaps?
To check the integrity of important documents, we’re going to calculate their SHA256 digests. But where should those be stored if HFS+ and APFS don’t have a suitable attribute?
If macOS can’t do it, how should we check the integrity of important files? Use a checksum, or a hash function? And which?
We take for granted that our files remain uncorrupted, but know that isn’t always true. How can we fix or even detect such changes?
First release version, for El Capitan to Catalina. And completely free of course.
Other major changes include detailed reporting, and user control over the size of buffer used, bringing big performance improvements.
How can you tell whether the file you see in storage today is the same as it was a year ago when you last opened it?