[SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

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Enternal
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[SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by Enternal » 12 Jul 2014 01:18

Updated July 11, 2014
* Initial Release.

Allows identification and verification of file types using Marco Pontello's TrID. There are times you run across files that either have not extensions or does not open up correctly perhaps due to wrong extension. Usually you can just open up the file in notepad if it's small enough and hope it's a text type file but other times, it's not possible. With TrID, it can help identify the possible file types.

I made this simply because I download many files and also a lot of images. For some reasons, there are sites where I download images that don't save the extensions correctly. Since there are many files that are either jpg or png, I usually have to rely on IrfanView to tell me if an image file has a wrong header compared to its extension. This saves me a bit more time since it saves a lot of clicks and especially if you are using the custom column script, you can sort by file types which makes it easy to select and batch change the extension.

Setup
Save TrIDNet.icon (icon file) and TrID.xys file into <xyscripts>.
Run this snippet code and then left-mouse-click the button to install the TrID executable:

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Snip: CTB 1
  XYplorer 14.30.0000, 7/11/2014 2:49:41 PM
Action
  NewUserButton
Name
  TrID
Icon
  <xyscripts>\TrIDNet.ico
ScriptL
  Load TrID, "TrID";
ScriptR
  Load TrID, "TrID Update";
FireClick
  0
To run snippet code, type "Snippet;" into address bar. Then paste the code above. The custom toolbar button can be used just like normal. Left click identifies the file and right click update TrID's database.
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Now you have two flavors of custom column to use. The first simply takes the result of the file identification and put them into the column from the most likely file type to the least likely file type. Basically "JPG,MP3" means it's most likely a JPG file and while it has characteristics of an MP3 file, it's lower than a JPG. It's always best to actually use the custom toolbar button or the custom column flavor below to get actual percentages of the possible file types since anything after the 1st possible file type could have very low percentages but the script will still display them.
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Alternatively, you can have the custom column with clicking feature. With this, it's a bit easier to test each file by simply clicking the Play button rather than mouse travel all the way to the custom toolbar button and back.
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Identification Results
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Attachments
TrID.zip
July 11, 2014
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pdupreez
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Re: [SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by pdupreez » 21 Aug 2018 17:24

I use TrID a lot (I have a 100tb of data which I try and massage the whole time), and saw this useful script the other day. I ran into a few problems as it is, and not knowing much about programming modern languages (my brain froze after Fortran) I do not know how to fix it properly.

First problem is that with an INSTALLED XYplorer if does not allow me to write into the c:\Program Files (x86) folder unless of course I start XYplorer in admin mode, which I am not sure about.

Second "problem" was because I use TrID, it is already installed and I did not want to setup an additional copy just for XYplorer, so that part of the script I could modify to point to my existing TrID location.

Third "problem" was that the script seems to be geared towards a single file. I like to use it on a directory and its subtrees, and use a PowerShell script I found http://mark0.net/forum/index.php/topic,550.0.html on the website from the author of TrID.

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Foreach ($1 in gci -recurse -name -exclude *.exe, *.doc, *.xyz C:\folders_to_scan\) {$1 = "C:\folders_to_scan\" + $1 ; C:\trid_path\trid.exe $1 -ae}
I have to modify the script each time for the folder it runs against, and/or the files to include or exclude, or not, depending on my needs.

I managed to solve the first problem by moving my XYplorer to a "portable" installation which solved the second one by allowing me to also modify the install location it points towards.

On the third one, I am a bit lost and would appreciate if anyone can assist me to modify the script to:

LeftClick: Run recursively through the current folder without any file inclusion/exclusion (as per the Powershell script)
RightClick: Instead of just updating the definitions to allow me to include a pattern(s) and/or exclude a pattern(s) and then run recursively from the current path, or update TrID definitions.

Thank you

highend
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Re: [SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by highend » 21 Aug 2018 17:35

LeftClick: Run recursively through the current folder without any file inclusion/exclusion (as per the Powershell script)
There is quicksearch() which can get you all files including exclusions and recursiveness and the loop... foreach()...
RightClick: Instead of just updating the definitions to allow me to include a pattern(s) and/or exclude a pattern(s) and then run recursively from the current path, or update TrID definitions.
E.g. create entries via a popupmenu() (include pattern, exclude pattern, update trid) and then run whatever you want after checking the value that was selected from the popup menu
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Re: [SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by pdupreez » 21 Aug 2018 17:43

highend wrote:
LeftClick: Run recursively through the current folder without any file inclusion/exclusion (as per the Powershell script)
There is quicksearch() which can get you all files including exclusions and recursiveness and the loop... foreach()...
RightClick: Instead of just updating the definitions to allow me to include a pattern(s) and/or exclude a pattern(s) and then run recursively from the current path, or update TrID definitions.
E.g. create entries via a popupmenu() (include pattern, exclude pattern, update trid) and then run whatever you want after checking the value that was selected from the popup menu
Just to confirm, these are XYplorer script commands, and I do not have to use Powershell itself anymore?

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Re: [SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by highend » 21 Aug 2018 17:44

Exactly
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Re: [SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by 1024mb » 17 Dec 2018 20:25

Thanks, I had to add some quotes and now it's working well.
Is there any way to update the def file without Windows asking to confirm the overwrite?

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Re: [SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by highend » 17 Dec 2018 20:39

Add the line:

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setting "BackgroundFileOps", 0;
above

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Download "http://mark0.net/download/triddefs.zip", "<xypath>\TrID\", o;
in the
"TrID Update"
part of the script
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Re: [SCRIPT] Identify File Types Using TrID - July 11, 2014

Post by 1024mb » 17 Dec 2018 22:27

highend wrote:
17 Dec 2018 20:39
Add the line:

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setting "BackgroundFileOps", 0;
above

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Download "http://mark0.net/download/triddefs.zip", "<xypath>\TrID\", o;
in the
"TrID Update"
part of the script
Thank you, it worked. :appl:

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