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FileCHK Alternatives

FileCHK is described as 'Identify and recover (as much as possible) data lost in CHK files' and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are six alternatives to FileCHK for Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is TrID. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try file or TrIDNet. Other great apps like FileCHK are Toolsley File Identifier, HexBrowser and JHOVE.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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

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    TrID

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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).

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    file

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    file is a standard Unix program for recognizing the type of data contained in a computer file using magic numbers.

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    TrIDNet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableTrIDNet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    TrIDNet v1.95 - 26/01/16. As from 2021 Feb it does work fine on Windows 10

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    Toolsley File Identifier

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

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

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    HexBrowser

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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 formats.

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    JHOVE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JHOVE is a file format identification, validation and characterisation tool. It is implemented as a Java application and is usable on any Unix, Windows, or OS X platform with appropriate Java installation.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJHOVE can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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