Toolsley File Identifier Alternatives
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).
- - TrID is the most popular Web-based, Windows & Linux alternative to Toolsley File Identifier.
- - TrID is the most popular free alternative to Toolsley File Identifier.
file is a standard Unix program for recognizing the type of data contained in a computer file using magic numbers.
- - file is the most popular Mac alternative to Toolsley File Identifier.
- - file is the most popular Open Source alternative to Toolsley File Identifier.
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.
TrIDNet v1.95 - 26/01/16. As from 2021 Feb it does work fine on Windows 10
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.
DROID (Digital Record and Object Identification) is a software tool developed by The National Archives to perform automated batch identification of file formats. Developed by its Digital Preservation Department as part of its broader digital preservation activities, DROID is...
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.