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Toolsley File Identifier Alternatives

Toolsley File Identifier is described as 'Identify files based on the libmagic database in your browser. HTML5/JS port of the "file" tool. No downloads, no installation and no uploads!' and is an website in the security & privacy category. There are six alternatives to Toolsley File Identifier, not only websites but also apps for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is TrID. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try TrIDNet or file. Other great sites and apps similar to Toolsley File Identifier are FileCHK, HexBrowser and JHOVE.

This page was last updated Jan 22, 2020
  • FreeProprietary
  • Online

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

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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    Discontinued

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



  3. 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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  4. FileCHK

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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  5. 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.



  6. 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.

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