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« on: June 11, 2008, 05:47:19 PM »

If you have ever recovered CHK files created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK you probably already know you can rename the file back to its original extension and recover the file. However, the main problem is that you often donít know what the original extension was. Or, what if someone sends you a file without an extension? was it a .doc file? was it a power point presentation? Who knows.

This is where TrID comes in, TrID is a portable, freeware application that can scan any files binary signature and identify the file type. Even better is that the application doesnít hard code the binary signatures so you can create your own or download more. Currently, TrId has over 3000 file type / file extension definitions.

TrID is available as a GUI interface, a command line interface and a online website.

To use the GUI and Command Line interface versions, you need to download the definitions (link below) and place them in the same directory as the application. The GUI version doesnít need you to put the definitions into the same directory, but the Command Line version does.