HexBrowser is described as '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'. There are six alternatives to HexBrowser 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 HexBrowser are Toolsley File Identifier (Free), FileCHK (Free, Open Source) and JHOVE (Free, Open Source).
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- 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. View 6 alternatives to TrIDNet
TrIDNet v1.95 - 26/01/16. As from 2021 Feb it does work fine on Windows 10
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