2016-MAY-08 - v6.90 Logo
Changes regarding the calculation of hash values
  • Reparse points

    TurboSFV does no longer follow reparse points while searching for files. Reparse points are redirectors for files or folders, which point to their physical locations. Those redirectors are mainly created by the operating system: They come with hardcoded drive and path information and may point to the wrong physical location. This change is mainly related to the calculation of hash values for a system drive. Exception: The selected folder itself is a reparse point.

  • Sharing mode

    If a file is opened for writing by another application, then the file will be skipped.

  • Error fixed with special files

    In rare cases, files with a special file attribute could cause an error in the calculation process. These files are mainly used by the operating system and are now handled in a special manner.
Command-line versions
  • Text and layout changed which is printed to the console.
  • Changed the events which will cause an output to the console.
Windows PE support
The command-line versions of TurboSFV ME (Mobile Edition) can now be used in Windows PE (Preinstallation Environment - recent build WinPE v10.0.10586.0). If you want to calculate hash values for a system drive, then the recommended way is to do that from a booted Windows PE.
TurboSFV ME (Mobile Edition) is included in TurboSFV CE (Commercial Edition).
2016-MAR-26 - v6.82 Logo
Shell property sheets
  • Improved navigation, if keyboard is used.
  • The listview groups can now also be collapsed and expanded by using the space key.
  • The popup menu no longer appears, if a checkbox or a selected listview item is right-clicked.
2016-FEB-14 - v6.81 Logo
Shell property sheets
  • A new popup menu provides options for displaying/hiding column headers and for activating/deactivating the group view. The menu can be opened by a right-click on the list control.
  • Changes regarding the layout and the navigation within the property sheet.
  • Technical improvements for the property sheet hash.
2016-JAN-10 - v6.80 Logo
Grouping of hash types in menus
  • The hash functions CRC-32, MD5 and SHA-1 are now summarized in one group. The second group contains the functions from the SHA-2 family and another the SHA-3 functions. The group view can be en- or disabled in the TurboSFV configuration on the interface tab: If enabled, then the hash functions appear in groups in the Explorer context menu and in the TurboSFV main menu.
Shell property sheet: Hash
  • Similar to the menus, the hash functions are now grouped. The individual groups can be collapsed or expanded (Vista and newer) and the group states are saved.
  • Some changes to the layout and regarding visual effects.
  • Layout of the text changed, which can be copied to the clipboard.
Shell property sheet: Content
  • If the hash file analysis is done, then a message appears now.
  • A new copy button allows to copy the results of the analysis to clipboard.
  • Some visual effects added.
File associations dialog
  • In the TurboSFV configuration on the Shell tab, you can click on a button which opens a Windows dialog for changing user specific file associations for TurboSFV. In Windows 10, this dialog is blocked by Windows and users are provided with a message, which gives instructions how to manually open this dialog. This message is now bypassed and the dialog opens directly again.
2015-DEC-13 - v6.70 Logo
Command-Line: Create
  • The n-switch, which can be used to specify a hashfile, now accepts a special character, which instructs the command-line version to display the calculated hash values on the console screen, instead of writing them to a hash file.
Command-Line: Validate
  • Error fixed: No results from previous validations were displayed, if the a-switch (analysis of a hashfile) was used. This error occurred only in the Mobile Edition (ME), which is a part of the Commercial Edition (CE).
Layout changes
  • The form which displays the progress while creating a hashfile is now completely resizeable: The available space is used to display a list of files, for which the calculation of hash values failed.
  • Shell property sheet "Content": The groups are now collapsible (Vista and newer).
  • Shell property sheet "Hash": Removed groupview.
2015-NOV-15 - v6.60 Logo
Shell property sheet: Content
  • The section "Last validation" now shows, whether the last validation was partial or full. Full means that all files were checked (succeeded or not).
  • Added two lines, which display the date of the last partial and full validation.
  • The last line in this section now shows the date when all files were checked and successfully validated. Older versions of TurboSFV didn't distinguish between partial and full validation.
Shell infotip
  • The infotip now displays the date of the last full and successful validation, if available. In older versions of TurboSFV there was no difference between partial and full validation.
Keeping track of last validations
  • TurboSFV saves the validation results for the number of days you have specified in the configuration. The date is now based on the last full validation and will be updated, if you validate all files again. Outdated entries in the internal database will be purged, if you start the main application.
  • Intermediate results are now also saved: If you cancel a validation job, you can restart the validation at the point where you have stopped, if the option "Skip previously checked" in the configuration is turned on.
  • The internal database had to be changed: As a consequence, older validations are treated as partial. If the option "Allow different location" in the configuration is turned on, then previous results from older versions of TurboSFV can't be found.
  • The option to re-validate all files is now always enabled, and not only if a file failed. This option can be found in the context menu of the file list in the main window.
2015-OCT-04 - v6.50 Logo
  • TurboSFV version 6.50 includes the new SHA-3 hash functions as specified in FIPS 202, issued by NIST. The following hash algorithms are implemented: SHA3-224, SHA3-256, SHA3-384 and SHA3-512.
  • The underlying KECCAK algorithm is strongly based on 64-bit operations. The 64-bit version of TurboSFV uses the capabilities of a 64-bit CPU: By using TurboSFV x64, SHA-3 hash calculations need significantly less CPU time. If you are planning to operate with SHA-3, then TurboSFV x64 should be used, which requires a Windows 64 bit operating system.
2015-SEP-06 - v6.30 Logo
  • Command-line "validate": A new switch allows to analyze a hash file instead of starting the validating. This can be useful, if only a console window is available and the details of a hash file are needed before starting the validation.
  • For both command-line versions, the output (console and log file) was improved.
Shell extensions
  • Property sheet page "hash": The results, which can be copied to the clipboard are now sorted by filename.
  • Property sheet page "hash": Folders, which are passed by the Shell to this extension by mistake, are now ignored.
  • Both property sheet pages: Fixed a possible memory leak, which could occur under special conditions, depending on how the Shell calls the extension.
Windows 10
  • Some layout issues fixed.
  • Starting with TurboSFV v6.30, Windows 10 is now supported.
Other changes
  • Improved check for registry values regarding TurboSFV.
  • Improved behaviour during the validation for the case, that a drive isn't available.
  • Various minor technical changes.
  • Manuals updated.
2015-AUG-02 - v6.20 Logo
Customization of menus
  • Introduced new options in the configuration, which allow to hide special menu entries in the TurboSFV main menu and in the explorer context menu. These menu entries are switches which you can turn on and off. Switches which are turned off can be configured in a way, that they disappear from the menu.
  • The following switches are included: Recursive search for hash files in case of validation jobs, recursive search for files during the calculation of hash values and the option for creating single hash files.
Message box for command-line versions
  • With a new switch, both command-line versions can be instructed to show a message box after finishing all tasks, depending on the exit code provided. The exit code indicates the result of the operation.
  • The available exit codes can be combined, so that a message box appears for a user-defined set of exit codes.
  • The message box is modal: The command-line version stops executing and doesn't return until the message box is closed.
File associations
  • To be in line with recent Windows versions, file associations on user level must be assigned by using a special Windows dialog. A new button in the configuration of TurboSFV allows to call directly this dialog from within TurboSFV.
  • This dialog is available since Vista. Users of an older Windows version must use the "Open-With-Dialog" in the explorer context menu for a hash file.
Shell extensions
  • Infotip: Layout adjustments for the case of overlong file names.
  • Property sheet page "content": Additional entry which displays the number of empty lines in a hash file.
  • Explorer context menu: Fixed an error which could occur under special conditions, so that a hash calculation job didn't start at all.
Other changes
  • Technical improvements regarding the Windows registry.
  • Manuals updated.
2015-JUN-14 - v6.10 Logo
Shell extensions improved
  • In previous versions, the info tip and the property sheet page "content" only displayed information for smaller hash files. The limits are now time-based: if an analysis can be finished within a certain time, then the info tip and the property sheet automatically display detailed information for the hash file. If the analysis takes too long, it can be manually started on the property sheet page.
  • Less memory consumption during the analysis.
  • Additional information for a hash file is displayed.
Changes: Info tip
  • The message "Details under file properties" is only displayed, if the analysis would take too much time.
  • The display of the file list was redesigned in a way, that it occupies only one line and that it doesn't ruin the layout in case of long file names.
  • Some language specific adjustments made.
Changes: Property sheet "content"
  • Added a start button, which allows to analyse bigger hash files. With a new stop button, the analysis can be canceled.
  • Smaller files on fixed drives are analysed automatically. In other cases, the start button can be used.
  • Added a new group "lines", which displays the total number of lines in a hash file, the number of hash values and comments as well as the number of erroneous lines.
  • The results for previously analysed hash files are saved until a new analysis is started.
Other changes
  • Various technical improvements.
  • Manuals updated.
2015-MAY-03 - v6.00 Logo
Interface changes
  • In the TurboSFV main menu and in the Explorer context menu, the individual hash types can be grouped in sub menus, by hash family.
  • Redesigned the TurboSFV main menu in a more clearly structured layout.
  • Some menu entries in the main menu are no longer disabled, if a validation job is active.
  • The dialogs for selecting files or a folder now display the selected hash type in the window title.
  • In the main program, the job count now indicates the number of completed jobs in relation to the total number of jobs.
  • While a search job is running, the total number of jobs is updated accordingly and the status field is updated more frequently.
  • Bitmaps for hash types renewed.
  • Some language specific issues fixed.
  • Mobile edition (ME): Number of days, when the installation must be renewed, expanded to 180 days.
  • Manuals updated.
Technical changes
  • In case of an invalid hash file, queued validation jobs will no longer be canceled.
  • Command-line validate: Exit code changed for invalid hash files.
  • Manifest for executables changed.
  • Numerous smaller technical improvements.
Installation notes
  • If you have previously installed TurboSFV version 5 or an older version, then you must uninstall first the older version before starting the setup of version 6. Different versions of TurboSFV on the same system may result into problems.
Upgrade information for version 6
  • The registration keys for version 5.x are no longer valid. Customers, who acquired a license for version 5, may upgrade to the current version for free by sending an e-mail to the address below, by providing the following information:
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