2 SHA256 hash files the same but different

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by macmacmacr, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. macmacmacr macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2014
    I have 2 files TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X(2).dmg and TrueCrypt 7.1a Mac OS X.dmg both files have a sha256 value of 04db58b737c05bb6b0b83f1cb37a29edec844b59ff223b9e213ee1f4e287f586. Yet one will install and the other provides an error "Error truecrypt requires Mac OS 10.4 or later" I am running Yosemite 10.10.5.

    Why is this occurring? The SHA hash says they are identical files and I expect them to both perform exactly the same as their is only 1 SHA256 value for each file.
  2. macmacmacr thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2014
    The problem was with security and privacy settings. Because Truecrypt is not a recognized application by Apple it acted differently for one file over the other. I suspect because I had already tried to install the previous file.

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