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TrID - File Identifier

2.24.20180619

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/20/2018.

TrID is an utility designed to identify file types from their binary signatures. While there are similar utilities with hard coded logic, TrID has no fixed rules. Instead, it's extensible and can be trained to recognize new formats in a fast and automatic way.

TrID has many uses: identify what kind of file was sent to you via e-mail, aid in forensic analysis, support in file recovery, etc.

TrID uses a database of definitions which describe recurring patterns for supported file types. As this is subject to very frequent update, it's made available as a separate package. Just download both TrID and this archive and unpack in the same folder.
The database of definitions is constantly expanding; the more that are available, the more accurate an analysis of an unknown file can be. You can help! Use the program to both recognize unknown file types and develop new definitions that can be added to the library. See the TrIDScan page for information about how you can help. Just run the TrIDScan module against a number of files of a given type. The program will do the rest.

Because TrID uses an expandable database it will never be out of date. As new file types become available you can run the scan module against them and help keep the program up to date. Other people around the world will be doing the same thing making the database a dynamic and living thing. If you have special file formats that only you use, you can also add them to your local database, making their identification easier.

Notes

  • The last part of the version represents the release date of the trid database. Trid is unusable without the database.

To install TrID - File Identifier, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install trid

To upgrade TrID - File Identifier, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade trid

Files

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  • legal\License.txt Show
    TrID (C) 2003-16 By Marco Pontello
    
    Info: http://mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    
    License:
    The program can be freely distribuited and is freeware for non commercial,
    personal, research and educational use.
    Contact the author for commercial use or commercialization of TrID or
    TrID's definitions and contained informations.
    
    
    TrID is a utility designed to identify file types from their binary
    signatures. While there are similar utilities with hard coded rules,
    TriID has no such rules. Instead, it is extensible and can be trained
    to recognize new formats in a fast and automatic way.
    TrID uses a database of definitions which describe recurring patterns
    for supported file types.
    
    You can help creating new definitions!
    Just run the TrIDScan module against a number of files of a given type.
    The program will do the rest.
    
    See the website for more info & changes log!
    
    
    Required System: Windows (just about any version)
    
    
    N.B.
    If you like the program, you may consider sending a postcard of your city
    to the author at the following address:
    
    Marco Pontello
    Via Circonvallazione 137
    30030 Maerne VE
    Italy
    
    Thanks! :-)
    
    
  • legal\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    VERIFICATION
    
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    
    Package can be verified like this:
    
    1. Download zip files from http://mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html
    
       trid: http://mark0.net/download/trid_w32.zip
       triddefs: http://mark0.net/download/triddefs.zip
    
       to download the zip files containing the tool and the database definition.
    
    2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
       - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
       - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
    
       checksum_trid: EA7F82363912F5B3C79217BA8716425EC3F2514887F788DCD5A2821D0B1FC83F
       checksum_triddefs: 906AA3A11D4F91BF2717DA3AE4305227ECB77AFDE5461E0AF688113410CD8CB1
    
    File 'readme.txt' with license is obtained from the trid_w32.zip file.
    
  • tools\readme.txt Show
    TrID (C) 2003-16 By Marco Pontello
    
    Info: http://mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    
    License:
    The program can be freely distribuited and is freeware for non commercial,
    personal, research and educational use.
    Contact the author for commercial use or commercialization of TrID or
    TrID's definitions and contained informations.
    
    
    TrID is a utility designed to identify file types from their binary
    signatures. While there are similar utilities with hard coded rules,
    TriID has no such rules. Instead, it is extensible and can be trained
    to recognize new formats in a fast and automatic way.
    TrID uses a database of definitions which describe recurring patterns
    for supported file types.
    
    You can help creating new definitions!
    Just run the TrIDScan module against a number of files of a given type.
    The program will do the rest.
    
    See the website for more info & changes log!
    
    
    Required System: Windows (just about any version)
    
    
    N.B.
    If you like the program, you may consider sending a postcard of your city
    to the author at the following address:
    
    Marco Pontello
    Via Circonvallazione 137
    30030 Maerne VE
    Italy
    
    Thanks! :-)
    
    
  • tools\trid.exe Show
    md5: 12EE4756E3239ED921DFB668B19306D9 | sha1: 9710FFC1D7B3B06BABC7DA80134BB9BE5DFDFDA0 | sha256: D8C91EE0720759D44AAC1DC16F9B400DA5FD259748AEFBCA5A549329396D2483 | sha512: D7003F6FEB702ECD3F4FAB86C2260B27F99E7CC3AFD8D4D13660296754678641E95689C6A1C4DFFE12BC119BC127FC81E6CCFF2443F7CB2F1F6F6386CCE2B91D
  • tools\triddefs.trd

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Marco Pontello

Copyright

Freeware (non-commerical)

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Release Notes

http://mark0.net/forum/index.php/topic,681.msg2574.html#msg2574

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180622 1 Saturday, June 23, 2018 submitted
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180617 54 Monday, June 18, 2018 approved
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180615 47 Friday, June 15, 2018 approved
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180612 64 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 approved
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180610 48 Monday, June 11, 2018 approved
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180608 42 Saturday, June 9, 2018 approved
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180606 41 Thursday, June 7, 2018 approved
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180422 192 Monday, April 23, 2018 approved
TrID - File Identifier 2.24.20180420 72 Friday, April 20, 2018 approved
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