>> SHA256SUM file

SHA256SUM file format description

Many people share .sha256sum files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .sha256sum file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .sha256sum files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.sha256 - SHA256 Hash Data

The SHA256 data files are related to sha256sum. SHA256 file is a SHA256 Hash Data. SHA256 (Secure Hash Algorithm 256) is a member of the SHA-2 cryptographic hash functions designed by the NSA.

Data files
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SHA256 Hash Data related extensions:
SHA256 Hash Data
SHA256 Hash Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .sha256sum file extension. Even harmful programs can create .sha256sum files. Be especially cautious with .sha256sum files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .sha256sum 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.

Operating systems

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