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Verifying files

The verify command checks file contents against the validation info, flags new files, files that have changed size and/or date.

You can verify a single volume, a single folder, or any number of volumes or folders, all with a single click (after selecting those items).

Running IntegrityChecker verify

Using IntegrityChecker.app, choose volumes or folders to verify. Then choose Verify.

A summary is displayed at the end, and a listing of file status of various kinds preceeds it.

IntegrityChecker verify in progress
IntegrityChecker verify in progress

Command line usage

Generally speaking, there is little reason to specify other than the default values. The command line is mainly useful for specifying more than one verify folder or volume in a single command.

verify
     [--iterations|-i <count>]           "1"
     [--progress-interval|-p <seconds>]  "1"
     [--buffer-size|-b <kilobytes>]      "2048K"
     [--buffers|-n <count>]              "4"
     [--threads|-t <count>]              "4"
     <path>[ <path>]*
            

Verify the contents of volume “Backup”:

ic verify Backup


            

Verify several folders and also volume BackupDVD:

ic verify ~/Pictures ~/Music /Volumes/Master/Photos BackupDVD

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