Document Metadata Extraction

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Here are tools that will extract metadata from document files.

Office Files

antiword
http://www.winfield.demon.nl/
catdoc
http://www.45.free.net/~vitus/software/catdoc/
laola
http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~schwartz/pmh/index.html
word2x
http://word2x.sourceforge.net/
wvWare
http://wvware.sourceforge.net/
Extracts metadata from various Microsoft Word files (doc). Can also convert doc files to other formats such as HTML or plain text.
Outside In
http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/content-management/oit/oit_all.html
Originally developed by Stellant, supports hundreds of file types.
FI Tools
http://forensicinnovations.com/
More than 100 file types.

PDF Files

xpdf
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/
pdfinfo (part of the xpdf package) displays some metadata of PDF files.


(See PDF)

Images

jhead
http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/
Displays or modifies Exif data in JPEG files.
vinetto
http://vinetto.sourceforge.net/
Examines Thumbs.db files.
libexif
http://sourceforge.net/projects/libexif EXIF tag Parsing Library
Adroit Photo Forensics
http://digital-assembly.com/products/adroit-photo-forensics/
Displays meta data and uses date and camera meta-data for grouping, timelines etc.
Exif Viewer
http://araskin.webs.com/exif/exif.html
Add-on for Firefox and Thunderbird that displays various JPEG/JPG metadata in local and remote images.

General

These general-purpose programs frequently work when the special-purpose programs fail, but they generally provide less detailed information.

Metadata Extraction Tool
"Developed by the National Library of New Zealand to programmatically extract preservation metadata from a range of file formats like PDF documents, image files, sound files Microsoft office documents, and many others."
http://meta-extractor.sourceforge.net/
Metadata Assistant
http://www.payneconsulting.com/products/metadataent/
hachoir-metadata
Extraction tool, part of Hachoir project
file
The UNIX file program can extract some metadata
GNU libextractor
http://gnunet.org/libextractor/ The libextractor library is a plugable system for extracting metadata
Directory Lister Pro
Directory Lister Pro is a Windows tool which creates listings of files from selected directories on hard disks, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, floppies, USB storages and network shares. Listing can be in HTML, text or CSV format (for easy import to Excel). Listing can contain standard file information like file name, extension, type, owner and date created, but especially for forensic analysis file meta data can be extracted from various formats: 1) executable file information (EXE, DLL, OCX) like file version, description, company, product name. 2) multimedia properties (MP3, AVI, WAV, JPG, GIF, BMP, MKV, MKA, MPEG) like track, title, artist, album, genre, video format, bits per pixel, frames per second, audio format, bits per channel. 3) Microsoft Office files (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX) like document title, author, keywords, word count. For each file and folder it is also possible to obtain its CRC32, MD5, SHA-1 and Whirlpool hash sum. Extensive number of options allows to completely customize the visual look of the output. Filter on file name, date, size or attributes can be applied so it is possible to limit the files listed.
http://www.krksoft.com