Opening FID files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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