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Identify File Types With FiletypeID

Usually a file type is identified by looking its file name extension, for example, a PNG image by .png and a PDF document by .pdf, etc. However, not all file extensions are popular enough to identify by simply looking its file name extension. Moreover, since there is no standard list of extensions, more than one format can use the same extension, which can confuse the users.

Here is how to identify any file type with a free tool FiletypeID. FiletypeID is a simple to use tool designed to identify all file types from their binary signatures.


This simple application can help you to identify what kind of file was sent to you via e-mail, can be used in forensic analysis, support in file recovery, etc.

FiletypeID is quite simple to use and portable. Download and extract it. Run the FiletypeID exe and drag and drop any file to it. Just click ‘Analyze’ button to get results. To get more about the file, click on the ‘Details’ button.

FiletypeID can be downloaded from source here.

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