How to open GID files

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

What is a GID file?

Files with the .gid file extension contain hidden Windows 95 help files. The Windows 95 operating system uses these files for its integrated help system. When you open a help file in the Windows 95 operating system to get assistance with a Windows-based task, Windows analyzes the file and creates a hidden GID file that speeds up access to the various Windows help topics.

Each time you open a help file within the Windows operating system, a new GID file is created on your hard drive. Updated GID files are then created when Windows detects that an outdated help file exists on your computer.

GID file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with GID-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!