Key Benefits

    • 4,608 file types supported



    • Familiar Windows File Find and DOS DIR User Interfaces



    • Identifies File Types by their Content, even when they are Locked/DenyRead



    • 109 Columns of File Details for Each File



    • Provides Outside In and PRONOM cross reference values...



    • Supports MS Windows XP/NT/200x/Vista/7/8.x/10



    • Calculates hash codes, including MD4, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384 & SHA-512



    • Finds Files with Floating Headers



    • Corrects Wrong File Extensions



    • Create a statistical report as an overview of the project or a preview of data to be searched (FI Directory)



    • Runs from a USB drive/CD ROM without writing to the Windows Registry or the hard drive being analyzed (FI Directory)



    • Renames Files using their Metadata and File Type (FI Directory)



    • Detects Encrypted Files, including TrueCrypt



    • Displays all NTFS Alternate Data Streams & Security File Usernames



    • Displays metadata extracted from many of the supported file types*



* Forensic Innovations does not guarantee that all of a file's metadata is extracted.

File Investigator Tools

Reliable, fast, and accurate computer forensic tools
We've merged our File Investigator technology with Windows File Find and the DOS Directory command, to search for files by their File Type, Contents, Operating System/Platform, Data Storage Method, File Attributes, plus more. Forget using file extensions, now you can search for files intelligently and browse through their metadata.

File Investigator TOOLS (FI TOOLS) includes both FI File Find and FI Directory applications, which identify more file types with higher accuracy than any other product available. Imagine searching for files by categories rather than having to specify file extensions or a few file types. You can do that now, from Windows and from the command line. Visit the FI File Find page to see how easy it is to search by categories like Graphic Images, Personal/User Data, Spreadsheets, Digital Audio and Palm OS related files. Or, visit the FI Directory page to see how you can perform the same operations directly from the command line or batch files.

All of these features may also be added to your own product(s), with the File Investigator OEM API Kit.

Price: $299 (includes 1st year of maintenance & support)




  • FI File Find We've merged our File Investigator Technology with Windows File Find, to search for files by their File Type, Contents, Operating System Platform, Data Storage Method, File Attributes, plus more. [...]
  • FI Directory We've merged our File Investigator technology with the DOS Directory command, to search for files by their File Type, Contents, Operating System Platform, Data Storage Method, File Attributes, plus more. [...]
  • FI Tools ColumnsFile Investigator extracts many different types of information from files while performing the identification process. This is a list of the columns/fields of information available in the FI Tools applications.[...]
  • DownloadsFeel free to download any of the software titles listed here. All downloads act as Trial versions, by displaying a nag screen, until you purchase the Registration Key. [...]