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This is the official home page for QuickSFV.  Please use the links on the left for more information regarding QuickSFV.

Please read:  If you value QuickSFV and wish to show your appreciation, please visit and make a contribution to  Alternatively, visit my secure site at and make a donation without having to sign up for anything.


July 5, 2010 - Where does the time go?! Ok, I'm trying something new, there is a new build of QuickSFV on the download page. It is the rewritten version 3.0 of QuickSFV for Windows XP and up, 32 and 64 bit. I'm also adding a Linux version (Intel platforms only so far). This is only a console version right now to test the new code. I don't have any supporting documentation for this version yet, just use the --help option to see the options. It only supports .sfv and .md5 at the moment but the other file types will be added eventually. The source is still closed but I'm debating on whether to open it.

March 13, 2008 - QuickSFV 2.36 is released. Fixed a bug that could cause QuickSFV to run slowly in some cases. (!)

March 12, 2008 - 64-bit XP/Vista still required a few tweaks to the installer. A new version has been posted that should finally take care of all installation issues on 64-bit Windows.

February 20, 2008 - 64-bit Vista posed a few challenges for the installer. I had to update the 64-bit version to require Administrator privileges in order to write to the Program Files directory. (sigh!) A new 64-bit installer is available to download. I did not bump the version number since QuivkSFV itself did not change. I DID change the installer filename to hopefully avoid some confusion.

February 10, 2008 - Wow, where does the time go! I've finally gotten around to doing some work on QuickSFV. Unfortunately not enough time as I would like. I still plan to do a version 3 of QuickSFV. I want to write a cross-platform version for Linux and Mac users. Until then, I'm releasing 2.35. The good news is that this fixes a long standing bug that would crash explorer when using Verify Individual File and .md5 files. This version also comes with a 64-bit version for the XP64 and Vista 64 users out there.

April 25, 2007 - Website is restored. The site went down for a little while but is (obviously) back up. I only lost a few pieces of news. Version 2.34 is the latest version available which fixes some minor buffer overrun issues.

March 7, 2006 - QuickSFV 2.33a is released. Fixed a bug in sorting on status.

February 21, 2006 - QuickSFV 2.33 is released. See history for details of fixes.

Yes, I'm still alive and still working on QuickSFV. I've had several good feature requests come in and still a few bugs that I try to squash every now and then. I really appreciate all of you who use and support QuickSFV. I still plan to release a 64-bit version as well as a Unicode version. I'm also trying to get a Linux version created. No release dates planned yet, but I do intend to do it at some point.

November 21, 2004 - QuickSFV 2.32 is released. Another small fix related to an '=' character in the path of filename has been squashed. Also, due to popular demand, I've added the ability to create .md5 files from the shell interface.

November 10, 2004 - A small fix to QuickSFV v2.31 has been released.  I didn't bump the version since this was very minor, but it caused creating SFVs to crash under certain conditions. Download 2.31 and install it again if QuickSFV is crashing during creation.

November 4, 2004 - QuickSFV v2.31 released.    See history for details of fixes.

February 22, 2004 - QuickSFV v2.3 released.    See history for details of fixes.

February 21, 2004 - Well, after a long hiatus in Real Life, I felt the pull to come back to QuickSFV and work on that new release. I had always intended to add PAR creation into QuickSFV to complement the PAR checking I had put in before. Lo and behold, a different author has now come out with an application called QuickPAR. I guess 'You snooze, you lose.' I haven't tried it yet. I hope it lives up to its namesake in speed and ease of use.

Also, thanks to many emails, I quickly realized that GeoShitties had killed my old site. How nice of them to let me know personally! Apparently they have some policy that requires you to log in on a regular basis and since I hadn't, they removed the site entirely. No warnings either. Good thing I keep a backup.

I'm still planning the next version of QuickSFV. I still won't get the PAR creation feature in yet but I'm planning on adding most of the requested features that I've been collecting from all of the users who have written in. Also, I need to change the about screen to point to this new location. I'm going to be releasing an interim version in the next few days. It has a fix or two and some speed improvements so its not a total waste of time to download.

Also, a plea: Since I've been out of the scene for so long, I ask that any users of QuickSFV help to distribute the new URL for QuickSFV. I don't think the about screen will be enough to let everyone know where to find it.

July 2, 2002 - (Finally) Signed up for  For those who have expressed a desire to donate but (understandably) refuse to use PayPal, click here to use instead.  It does not require signup of any kind, and I'm told they accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards.  For those without credit cards, will give you an address of where to send the donations.

June 10, 2002 - QuickSFV version 2.22 released.  See history for details of fixes.

April 25, 2002 - QuickSFV version 2.21 released.  See history for details of fixes.

March 24, 2002 - QuickSFV version 2.2 released.  The history has not changed since 2.2 beta.

March 17, 2002 - QuickSFV version 2.2 beta released.  See history for details of additions/fixes.  Depending on the feedback of bugs, I will release 2.2 on or around March 24th.  There is a working Guestbook up so if you wish to sign it, feel free.

 January 13, 2002 - QuickSFV version 2.1 released.  See history for details of fixes.  I also realize that the Guestbook is "full."  You are more than welcome to leave a note via email to while I consider alternative methods for pure anonymous messages.

August 25, 2001 - QuickSFV version 2.0a released.  See history for details of fixes.

August 24, 2001 - QuickSFV version 2.00 released.  Please read the history.txt file included in the download for new features.

July 20, 2001 - It seems Yahoo! has been changing things around again.  Now they've taken away the message board.  (sigh)  In case you didn't see it, I'm working on version 2 of QuickSFV.  It is very close to release.  Only a few more items to touch up.  I would like to find a way to accept donations which would be easy for the user to do, yet retain some anonymity for both the user and myself.  QuickSFV will still be free, but a small donation would be a nice gesture if you feel QuickSFV is worth it.  If you have any suggestions, please email me at

August 3, 2000 - Replaced with a different version created with a different archiving tool.  I hope this one works for everyone.  My apologies for the other version, it seemed to work fine on my systems.

August 2, 2000 - QuickSFV version 1.71 released.

July 16, 2000 - QuickSFV version 1.70 released.

May 11, 2000 - Added a Message Board for users to discuss new features or enhancements to QuickSFV

April 7, 2000 - QuickSFV version 1.61 released.

March 5, 2000 - QuickSFV version 1.60 released.

March 2, 2000
- Created new email account for bug reports:  Not all emails will be replied to.  Use only to report bugs.  For general comments, continue to use the Guestbook.

November 22, 1999 - QuickSFV version 1.51 released.

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