Alternatives to file for all platforms with any license

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  • TrIDNet icon

    TrIDNet

    TRIDNet is the GUI version of TrID, probably more practical to use than the CLI version, especially for those not very familiar with the command line prompt. In addition, with a simple double click, it have the ability to display a...

    Free Windows

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  • TrID icon

    TrID

    Allows to detect file type by recognition of binary signatures. Database with signatures can be downloaded from author site or trained by user with program named TrIDScan(see at author site). Will helpful while restoring files or...

    Free Personal Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • FileCHK icon

    FileCHK

    Identify and recover (as much as possible) data lost in CHK files.

    Open Source Windows

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  • Toolsley File Identifier icon

    Toolsley File Identifier

    Identify files based on the libmagic database in your browser. HTML5/JS port of the "file" tool. No downloads, no installation and no uploads!

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • HexBrowser icon

    HexBrowser

    HexBrowser is a tool that identifies file types. It does not care about the file extension, but opens each file to look for signatures so it can determine the exact type of a file. It now recognizes more than 800 different file...

    Free Windows

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