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MD5 file format description

Many people share .md5 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .md5 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .md5 files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.md5 - MD5 Checksum

The MD5 data files are related to QuickSFV. The MD5 file is a MD5 Checksum. The MD5 algorithm, created by Ronald Rivest, is a way to sign a file to verify its contents mathematically. The hash consists of a 128-bit (16-byte) checksum - also known as a digest - that is generated cryptographically by using the contents of the file.

Data files
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md5sum, md5sums
MD5 Checksum related extensions:
QuickSFV Checksum Database
CRC32 Checksum
QuickSFV Data
Simple File Verification Checksum

.md0 - Alcohol 120% CD Image Segment

The MD0 disk image files are related to Alcohol 120%. MD0 is an Alcohol 120% CD Image Segment file. You can burn it or just mount it in a virtual drive.

Alcohol 120%
Disk Image files
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md1, md2, md3, md4, md5, md6, md7, md8, md9
Alcohol 120% CD Image Segment related extensions:
Direct Access Archive
Ensoniq EPS Disk Image
WinArchiver Extended Disc Image
MagicISO Multi-Boot Image
Atari ST Standard Floppy Disk Image
CloneCD Sub Channel Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .md5 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .md5 files. Be especially cautious with .md5 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .md5 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .md5 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

mc5, md, mdr, mdt, mdy, mx5

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Mayura Draw Document
Mixcraft Audio Project
Microsoft Access Add-in
MuseData Score
MDCD Compressed Archive
ZX Spectrum Emulator Microdrive Cartridge Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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