Reader Question: diglloydTool IntegrityChecker to address “had an experience where a number of my RAW files were silently corrupted”
Guy G writes:
I trust you are doing well and thankyou for continuing such a high quality website.
I am interested in purchasing the IntegrityChecker software. Although most folks feel that copying files for archiving purposes is trivial, I have had an experience where a number of my RAW files were silently corrupted - only could tell when opened in Lightroom. Luckily I had backups. I have been using ExacFile but it appears to be unsupported and for such software my main concern is about the quality of the software and ongoing support.
I am a PC user and have no intention as yet to delve into the world of the MacPro. So it is wonderful news that you have made your software tools available for those that use Windows!!
I am interested in purchasing the software over the longer term and was wondering what the best option would be? If I purchase download access for 5 years does that include upgrades to the software? Or should I be purchasing the download access for a month and then an upgrade option for the longer term?
MPG: IntegrityChecker (icj java version) runs on any computer that can run Java: macOS, Windows, Linux, etc.
The value of IntegrityChecker comes over time: once hashed, files can be checked on any drive, any OS, including DVDs and BluRay and other read-only devices. This is important for long-term storage, particularly for professionals with data having long-term value, like image files. IntegrityChecker (icj) can also find duplicate files.
The 5-year option offers a no fuss, and you can download any new version any time you like. It costs less in total, although the difference is modest amortized over 5 years.
It is my intention to expand the Java-based capabilities going forward, for cross-platform and long-term viability.