GID File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a GID file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .GID 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 Updated GID files are then created when Windows detects that an outdated help file exists on your computer.
How to open GID 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 GID for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different GID openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension GID
While we know of one file format using the .GID 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 .GID file.
Various viewers for this file format
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.