Identify Files with Trid - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software > Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-17-2008, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default Identify Files with Trid

Users are usually puzzled for a moment if they encounter a file type that they never heard about before and that none of their installed applications seems to be able to load properly. A search on the Internet is probably the main way to identify a file extension and the application it can be opened with.
Another solution is offered by applications like Trid that scan the file and display those information on the local computer. This method has a few advantages over the Internet search. The first and most obvious one is that no Internet is required to identify the file and the second that there will be no danger of landing on a website that might lure the user into downloading malicious software.
Trid (via Shellcity) is actually a very sophisticated software that comes as a command line interface version, a Tridnet version that comes with a GUI, an online version that can be used on the Trid homepage and a scanner that can add new file extensions to the database.

Trid uses a database of definitions to identify files:
TrID uses a database of definitions which describe recurring patterns for supported file types. As this is subject to very frequent update, itís made available as a separate package. Just download both TrID and this archive and unpack in the same folder.
New definitions can be added by scanning files on the system or by downloading the newest definition file from the Trid homepage.

Identify Files with Trid
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HijackThis logs for Security Team members only Trotter Viruses, Spyware and Malware 34 01-25-2008 01:13 PM
Running a lil slow Max Power HijackThis Logs (finished) 4 01-02-2008 06:44 PM
New Log enigm@tic HijackThis Logs (finished) 4 12-13-2007 08:45 PM
friends log Static_11 HijackThis Logs (finished) 11 11-25-2007 10:27 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.