Bitrot Detector is a Windows utility that...

  • Periodically scans your computer's folders (all of them or the ones you select)
  • Generates fingerprints for each file's contents (256-bit SHA-2 hashes)
  • Detects changes made to your files since the last scan
  • Lets you review changed files, and take note of changes that need to be dealt with
  • Helps you identify and recover from hard-to-notice data loss

Bitrot Detector works best as a complement to your backup system of choice. Many people only turn to their backups after catastrophic loss (a hard drive crash, losing a computer, etc.) With Bitrot Detector, you can use your backups to undo small losses that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Bitrot Detector is offered both as a free as well as a paid version (with extra features).  The free version includes a 30-day trial of the full version. Check out some screenshots.

You can download the free version of Bitrot Detector or purchase a registration key ($24) to unlock the full version. A Bitrot Detector / Two-Click Reminder bundle is also available ($27; save $4).

With the full version you can 1) highlight scans and/or mark them as reviewed, 2) highlight individual folder/file scans and/or mark them as reviewed, 3) hide empty categories in scan results, 4) create more than 5 scan profiles, 5) sponsor Bitrot Detector's continued development and help it become an even better tool (thanks to your purchase).

Feedback on Bitrot Detector is greatly appreciated.  Please send comments and questions to the following address: [email protected]

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