FileScanner: Analyse file data and identify known file formats and structures

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About FileManager

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 viewed or exported.

This makes FileScanner a suitable tool for those who want to see the details or want to get a better understanding of a file format. self scan If you want to see a specific format be supported by FileScanner, just drop me a message with a link to an example via

Installation & usage:

A Java SE 8 Runtime Environment is required to run FileScanner. FileScanner uses on the SWT UI toolkit and builds are available for the following platforms:

Download the latest version from the project’s releases page.

Install4j The provided installer/launcher packages have been created using the multi-platform installer builder Install4J. Simply run the installer suitable for your platform to install the application and keep it up-to-date.

If you downloaded one of the generic archives, simply extract it to a folder of your choice. The archive contains a single executable Jar as well as a folder with the license information. Invoke the application by either double clicking the jar or invoke the command

java -jar filescanner-<platform>-boot-<version>.jar [command line arguments]

in a terminal. The application command line supports the following options:

filescanner-<platform>-boot-<version> [--verbose|--debug] [file]

	Enable verbose logging.
	Enable debug logging.

	The file to scan.