Portable File Investigator Tools 3.24
File Investigator Tools portable – 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.
4,653 File Types are now identifiable, supporting 6,252 different File Type
Added 5 new File Types, since v3.22.00
Updated 75 existing File Types
Added the ability to read Unicode metadata strings, and output them to be used by other applications.
FI Engine API:
The FileInfo.sTextValues array of strings now officially supports UTF-8 enbedded Unicode values.
To turn this feature on, add the Store Unicode Flag (FileInfo.lGetDetails += 4) to the GetDetails flags field.
With this feature on, you need to detect and translate Unicode characters from UTF-8 to double byte strings.
Unicode characters detected in PDF, OLE 2 and Open XML based file types are converted into UTF-8 Unicode for
FI File Find:
Turn Unicode support on (default = OFF)
1. Start FI File Find Application
2. Select Tools > Options… > File Find tab from the menu
3. Put a check in the Display Unicode Metadata check box
4. Press the OK or Apply button
5. You need to reload the application to see the Unicode setting change
Save the Unicode Metadata to a file
1. Select File > Save As… menu option (after completing a search)
2. Change the Save as type drop down box to the file type that you want
(All should include “Unicode” as the first word)
Select “Unicode Comma delimited”, if you are importing into MS Excel
Load results into MS Excel
1. Open or Create an MS Excel spreadsheet/Workbook
2. Select the cell start location (upper left corner) in which you want to import to
3. Select File > Import… > CSV file
4. Browse for your file, that was exported from FI File Find
5. You may be prompted for additional details, like:
Delimited as opposed to Fixed width
” as Text qualifier
Fixed the inability to Drag and Drop a file, with a Unicode name, on to the FI File Find application.
Fixed a buffer over run condition for FIWDir.exe when using the /VM parameter to maximize all column lengths.