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Searching for filetypes - Custom OSINT tool

Sometimes it can be useful to search for specific files or filetypes in an investigation. For example, you might want to search for information in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files, or you can search for PDF files or emails on the internet (.msg’s). You can use our custom OSINT tool to investigate various types of files. We have included both old and new versions of various programs in our tool.

To use this tool, you need to type one or more keywords and select a file format.


Need any help?

With the above tool you can search for a number of file types, but of course there are many more methods by which investigations can be conducted. Our specialists at the Aware Online Academy would love to advise you about using other methods and techniques to investigate filetypes and documents. Please contact us for more information.

More search tools or tutorials?

Want to know more about how you can perform (in-depth) research into files and file types? Or do you have any comments to this article? Please let us know!