File type checker

Find your file type for free online

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Simple to use
Simple to use

Finding your filetype has never been easier, it is simple to use and the results are one click away.

Instant Results
Instant Results

Results are displayed instantly after uploading the file and you don't have to wait for the generation of results.

Cross Platform
Cross Platform

Our website is platform independent. It works on both Window and iOS Operating systems and can be used without any downloads required.

Safe and Secure
Safe and Secure

Our website prioritises its customers’ privacy. Since we work with cloud storage your files do not get uploaded. So, no chance of getting any data breach. Your data is safe with us!

Advanced Information
Advanced Information

You don't only get to know the file type, but you also get advanced information like the MIME type and other possible extensions.

Absolutely Free
Absolutely Free

You can check as many files as you want for absolutely no cost. You won't be charged for using our services.


How to check your file type

  1. Choose your file
  2. Wait till the video gets processed
  3. The results will be displayed after upload
  4. Click on the question mark to view advanced information
  5. Hurray! Enjoy our services

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to upload my file?

Our website does not send any files to server. You only have to select your file from your laptop/PC/mobile and the results will be displayed instantly.

What is a file signature?

A file signature is a series of bytes and data which help identify the file contents and give accurate information about the file type.

What will be displayed in advanced information?

Advanced information includes information that may or maybe not be true but is a possibility. It included possible extensions and possible mime types that are difficult to detect, given that file types can be similar in nature. It also includes a file signature which helps identify the contents of the file.

What is meant by MIME type?

MIME is an acronym for "Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions." It helps identify a particular file format. Sometimes the file extension may not be available so that you can look at it and tell the file type. It is also a possibility that the extension is not accurate. In that case you have to look at the contents of the file and tell the file type. MIME type verifies the content inside the file and displays the file type. Therefore it is more accurate.

Will my uploaded files be saved on the server?

All processing is done on your browser, and no files are transferred to server. Hence your files are 100% safe.

I refreshed the browser by mistake. What do I do?

Since our website does not use any servers, and does not store your data, the file that you have uploaded, will not be saved. You need to reupload the file to crop it.

What is file extension?

File extension is the suffix added to the end of a file name, which tells what kind of file it is. Different file types have different extensions. For example, Image files can have extensions like, JPG, JPEG, PNG and so on. Similarly other document files have different extensions that tell the file type. The extensions are preceded by a dot. .pdf, .xls, .doc are the extensions for PDF, Excel sheet and Word Document respectively. Video files have extensions like MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV etc.

What will the results display?

Once you select your file, Filetypechecker will process the file and tell you the file type. Along with the type, the results display the file name, the file extension, mime type and advanced information that includes the possible extensions and file signature if any.

Is it safe to use?

Filetypechecker is 100% safe to use and does not save your files. No data is uploaded and hence all your files are safe with you. In case you refresh the browser, you will have to reupload the folders, for the process to take place since, files are not saved on our website.

Will my files get uploaded?

Our website does not send any files to server. You only have to select your file from your laptop/PC/mobile and the results will be displayed instantly.

Can I check multiple files?

You can check as many files as you want on Filetypechecker. Once you upload a particular file and check for its type, you can refresh the browser and reupload the other file/files for which you want to check the type. Similarly, you can check the types of all your files. However, you cannot upload multiple files at once.

Which Windows versions does Filetype checker support?

Our website is completely web-based and therefore provides cross-platform support. This means that our tool supports all versions of Windows. It not only works on Windows operating system, but can work on any other operating system, that supports a browser.

Does it support both Android and iOS platforms?

Yes, our website works on browser, and therefore supports both iOS and Android platforms

Will I have to create an account to use Filetype checker?

Our website does not require you to sign up or create an account. The platform is absolutely free and you can check as many files as you want.

Will I be charged to use the website?

Our website is absolutely free and you can use it as many times as you want. There are no free trial uses, after which you will have to pay for using our services. We won't charge you anything.

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