[2014-10-31] This project is obsolete, for latest version (6.1.3) see GitHub https://github.com/digital-preservation/droid (source) and http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/manage-information/preserving-digital-records/droid/ (binary)

DROID (Digital Record Object Identification) is an automatic file format identification tool. It is the first in a planned series of tools developed by The National Archives under the umbrella of its PRONOM technical registry service.

[2013-01-24] The binary download of the latest version of DROID has now been moved to The National Archives website: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/projects-and-work/droid.htm

The source code for the latest version of DROID remains available via Github: http://digital-preservation.github.com/droid/

[2012-09-07] DROID 6.1 has been released. New project hosting for the project can be found on GitHub: http://digital-preservation.github.com/droid/


  • File format identification
  • Collection Profiling
  • Command-line Inteface
  • Graphical User Interface

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  • This set of code is outdated, new code is found on GitHub and binary on The National Archives' website

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  • Droid works wonderful.

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Intended Audience

Government, Information Technology, Education, Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Java Swing, Command-line

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