Yes, files are in (or, on) your Mac, but every file has some extra information that’s actually very valuable, but not always easily accessible.
The Get Info command in the Finder (select a file and right-click to Get Info) gives you some information. The app that can open and display a file may give you more information.
To dig deep within all files and extract the rest of what is hidden within each file requires a free Mac app. File Viewer allows you to view the details of any file on your Mac.
Drag and drop a file or folder onto File Viewer and what you see is what you get. For example, for a photo, File Viewer displays both the image and all the meta data inside.
File Viewer can display information from over 60 different file types which range from audio and video, from images to text, from web to page layout.
In addition to revealing all the meta data in audio, video, and photo files, it even displays hexadecimal information.
Why is this kind of data important?
All this power is available with a drag and a drop. And it’s free from the Mac App Store.