Lately one of my hard drives died.
I managed to save some of the data before the event because of S.M.A.R.T. and CrystalDiskInfo which showed about 2k reallocated sectors.
Now I have about 6 TB of data and not even half of that to make a full backup.
Since most of the files are available on the internet, I decided to backup only files that are not (private) or are important.
In the event that one of my HDDs dies again, it would be nice to have a list of files that I accumulated over time since I will definitely forget many of them.
So which programs can make a list of files and folders?
Some of the features that the program I like to have are:
- Recursive scanning so I can point to a folder as input
- Save metadata like size and checksum
I could never be sure of the files that I have saved that they have not been corrupted. That's why this time I want to also compute and save the hash for each file.
The size seems redundant if you have the hash, but if I have to download them again I can only check the hash only after the file is completely downloaded.
Files with hashes allows me to check over time the files are starting to get corrupted.
Until now I found:
CHK Checksum Utility which unfortunately doesn't save the size, even that is shown in interface and can't compare files with saved list
ExactFile which does everything that I want except the file size
Are there any other programs that can do this?
I'm using Windows 7 x64.