Key Benefits

    • 4,797 file types supported

    • Familiar Windows File Find and DOS DIR User Interfaces

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

    • 113 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

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

    • 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

    • 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.

FI Directory for Windows

Reliable, fast, and accurate computer forensic tools.
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. Forget using file extensions, now you can search for files intelligently and output the results to a spreadsheet for detailed review.

Feel free to try this product before you buy it. A registration key is required for the trial period. Purchase a perpetual license and receive 1 year of quarterly updates and support. We are constantly adding more, and improving existing, file types in our products.

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)


  • Features A list of common features that can be found while using the FI Directory for Windows product. [...]
  • Examples Several examples, including spreadsheets and reports, showing the results of different commands run through the command line. [...]
  • 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. [...]