Welcome to the Home of the FileScanner tool
Did you ever wonder what is inside a file. The FileScanner tool is capable to detect and decode several file formats even recursively. Data structures can be inspected in detail. Contained data can be exported.
2011-10-11: The FileScanner software is now also available for 64-bit Windows and Linux.
2010-02-09: The FileScanner project is now hosted at SourceForge.net. You can fetch it via the project's download page. The software is in an early development stage. While the basic functionality is already in place, only some basic file formats are supported yet. The current development therefore focusses on adding new file formats.
2009-07-05: The Mac OS X version is now working.
I provide packages for all platforms I am able to test. The SWT Toolkit is available for even more platforms and the software can easily adapted to it. As soon as I have the chance to test an additional platform a will add it to available platforms.
To run the software you need to have a Java 6 Runtime Environment installed. After that fetch the package suitable for you platform from the project's download page and extract it to a directory of your choice. After that the directory contains a single executable Jar and the licence files. Run the application by typing java -jar <filescanner jar> < command line> in a terminal or use the corresponding menu of your desktop environment.
Download the package of your choice from the project's download page.