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  • 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...

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  • 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...

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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  • FileCHK

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • 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...

    Free Windows

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