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We've compiled a list of 5 free and paid alternatives to file. The primary competitors include TrID, TrIDNet. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between file and Toolsley File Identifier, HexBrowser, FileCHK. Also you can look at other similar options here: About.


Allows to detect file type by recognition of binary signatures.

TRIDNet is the GUI version of TrID, probably more practical to use than the CLI version, especially...

FileCHK
Free Open Source

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

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

file Overview

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

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