FID File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a FID file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .FID files.

What is a FID file?

Files that contain the .fid file extension are most commonly associated with the Microsoft Windows Indexing Service. These FID files contain index files that have been created by the Windows indexing utility. The indexes contained in these files help the operating system perform search functions more efficiently.

Files that contain the .fid file extension also may contain database files that are referenced by the File Expander software. These files contain descriptions of the various file formats that are supported by the File Expander software application.

The .fid file extension is also used by Forensic Innovations applications and Bruker Aspect NMR data files.

How to open FID files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension FID for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different FID openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension FID

While we know of one file format using the .FID file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FID file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of FID files. Remember, different programs may use FID files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
WUFI AnimationWUFI AnimationUser submitted
FLV-Media PlayerFLV-Media PlayerUser submitted
flexAnalysisflexAnalysisUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with FID-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with FID-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!