Validate File Integrity Using FileArmour
To validate file integrity using FileArmour, launch the application and select “Validate File Integrity” tab.
1. What does the validate file integrity tab look like?

The file integrity validator screen looks similar to the encryption screen. The file integrity validator screen consists of the following panes (refer to the screen shot above):

  1. Folder browser pane: This is similar to the folder browser pane in Windows explorer. You can browse folders by expanding and collapsing folder icons.
  2. Folder contents pane: This is similar folder contents pane displayed in Windows explorer. The contents of the folder selected in folder browser pane (1) are displayed here.
  3. Hash queue pane: All files whose integrity you intend to validate are queued here.
  4. Status pane: Status messages like number of files in the hash queue, error notifications etc. are displayed here.
2. How do I resize panes in file integrity validation tab?
You can resize the panes by placing the cursor at the common edge of the two panes and then dragging the cursor.


Resize Vertical Panes


Resize Horizontal Panes
3. How do I add files to hash queue?
Files whose integrity you want to validate need to be added to the hash queue. To add files, browse to the files’ location and select the files that you want to add. File can be added to the hash queue in any one of the following ways:
  1. To add all files contained in the folder, right click in the folder contents pane and select “Add All Files” from the context menu.
    II. Alternatively, click on “Add All Files” button to add all files contained in a folder.
    III. To add a subset of files contained in a folder, first select the files that you want to add. To do this, press down Ctrl key and then click on the files that you want to add (similar to selecting multiple files in Windows Explorer). After selecting the files, right click in the folder contents pane and select “Add Selected Files” from the context menu.
    IV. Alternatively, select the files that you want to add and click on “Add Selected Files” button.
    V. Another easy way to add multiple files to the hash queue is to select the files in the folder contents pane (as described above) and then press enter.
The files that you have added will be displayed in the hash queue and will be highlighted in red in the folder contents pane.
You cannot add files that have already been added to the hash queue. If you attempt to do so, an error will be displayed in the status pane.
4. How do I remove files from hash queue?
Files that have been added to the hash queue can be removed in any one of the following ways:
    I. To remove all files i.e. to empty the hash queue, right click in the hash queue and select “Remove All Files” in the context menu.
    II. Alternatively, click on “Remove All Files” button to empty the hash queue.
    III. To remove a subset of files contained in the hash queue, select the files that you want to remove, right click in the hash queue and select “Remove Selected Files” in the context menu.
    IV. Alternatively, select the files that you want to remove and click on “Remove Selected Files” button.
At any point in time, the number of files contained in the hash queue is displayed in the status pane.
5. How do I validate file integrity?
To validate the integrity of files contained in the hash queue, click on “Hash Files” button. Alternatively, select “Hash Files” in the hash queue context menu.
When you click on “Hash Files”, you will be shown a hasher window.
To validate file integrity, select the hash algorithm from the drop down and click on “Start Hashing”. The default hash algorithm can be set in the settings tab. After you commence hashing, you will be shown a progress window:
When hashing completes, the file hash values will be displayed in hash results pane.
You can export the hash values by clicking on “Export Results” button.