Alternatives to file for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Web / Online

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • TrID icon

    TrID

    Allows to detect file type by recognition of binary signatures. Database with signatures can be downloaded from author site or trained...

    Free Personal Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • FileCHK icon

    FileCHK

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

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Free Windows

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