How to identify an unknown file type in seconds

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Do you ever receive files in your email inbox that you know are legit, but you cannot determine the file type because the extension is hidden?

Me too, and it can be extremely frustrating trying to figure out which program you need to open the file with.

Well, that’s no longer a problem thanks to a great free tool called the Online TrID File Identifier. Here’s how to use it:

1 – Visit this page.

2 – Locate the purple box, then click either Browse or Choose File (I have seen both of them displayed at various times).

3 – Navigate to the file with the unknown file type, then click Analyze. After a quick analysis you’ll be given both the file’s “extension” and “type”.

That’s all there is to it. No more fumbling around trying to figure out what type of file you’re dealing with!

 

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