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    TrID is described as '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)'. There are six alternatives to TrID for Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is file, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TrID are TrIDNet (Free), Toolsley File Identifier (Free), FileCHK (Free, Open Source) and HexBrowser (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 15, 2022
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    Allows to detect file type by recognition of binary signatures. Database with signatures can be downloaded from author site...
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      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 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.

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



    1. Identify files based on the libmagic database in your browser.
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      Identify and recover (as much as possible) data lost in CHK files.
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      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 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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