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Q: What kinds of files will Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) scan?


Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) will scan all file types, including:

  • Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003, 2007
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, XP, 2003, 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2000, XP, 2003, 2007
  • Microsoft Access 2.0, 95, 97, 2000, 2003, 2007
  • Microsoft OneNote 2003, 2007 (note: requires OneNote or Filter Pack to be installed)
  • Microsoft Outlook PST archives
  • MBOX file formats
  • Adobe Acrobat (All versions including 9.x)
  • Compressed Zip, z, tgz, tbz2, tbz, tar, rar, gz, bz2, and bz files
  • Plain Text Files (extensive list available upon request)
  • ANSI
  • Unicode
  • Batch Files
  • Source Code Files
  • Cookies
  • Instant Messenger Logs
  • Rich Text Format
  • Web Pages
  • Any other file (Microsoft Visio Drawings, Microsoft Project Plans, Image Files, Video Files, Music Files, etc.)
If you haven't found the answer to your question on this page, try the Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) FAQ. Users of MIT-owned computers can request a copy of Spirion (formerly Identity Finder) via:

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October 13, 2016

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