Here is a quick tutorial on MXHashish



[center]MxHashish is a utility to deal with WinMX hashes. Useful for both showing the hashes of files, as well as parsing out WinMX's library.dat file.

You can download MXHashish Here

Once you have the program just make a folder to unzip it to and run it from there.




The MXHashish box will appear instantly when you double click the MXHashish.exe.




Hashing:
Click "Hash File". Select a file by "browsing" and clicking on it.
The hash with HASH> before it is the one to use when searching with WinMX.




Click on the "Hash Directory" button, and select a valid WinMX library.dat file. This is found in the C:\Program Files \Winmx\ Folder. This will give you a list of all of the Hashes for your shares.




Parsing:
This is the option you need to use when you are gathering your Hashes for databases.  Again choose your library.dat file from C:\Program Files\WinMX\Library.dat .  This will give you a Paresed Library[Date Here].csv file.


Lazy Parsing:
This is a routine that attempts to find the directory that WinMX is installed in from the uninstall key in the registry.
The files "Library.dat" or "Lib4.dat" are hard-coded as the files to look for.
Checking this box will pass the name directly from the registry
(with winmx.exe changed to library.dat) to the parselib procedure.
Use this if your library is always library.dat or Lib4.dat, and WinMX is installed properly.


Settings Tab:





Auto Lazy Parse:
Checking this will simply check the "Lazy Parse" check box when MxHashish starts.
If you don't want Lazy Parse on by default, leave this off.

Copy To Clipboard:
Checking this will cause MxHashish to automatically copy the HASH> string
to the clipboard after successfully hashing a file.

Display 64Bit File Sizes:
This option allows displaying true size for a file over 4 gig.
If you're running win98, it's best to leave this unchecked.

Show Debug Information:
Usually best to leave this unchecked, unless things aren't working; in which case,
it's probably a good idea to enable it and see if it helps locate the problem.

Save Settings to Registry:
Checking this option will create a new registry key.
On program startup, if this key exists, MxHashish loads the settings from it.
Unchecking this box will remove the key and all settings under it automatically.
This key is the only modification done to the system. All other aspects of the
program are contained in the directory where you originally extracted it.


For those who are wondering what to do with a parsed library file, you can access it in your C:\Program Files\WinMX\ParsedLib[04062005_xxxxxx].csv
to add to a database of your files with hashes.



So, now you know how to get your hash numbers for your files from WinMX.

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