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* [http://www.library.yale.edu/iac/DPC/FileIDandValidate.pdf File Format Identification and Validation Tools], Roy Lechich 2/2007, Integrated Library & Technology Systems, Yale University Library

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File Format Identification is the process of figuring out the format of a sequence of bytes. Operating systems typically do this by file extension or by embedded MIME information. Forensic applications need to identify file types by content.