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Details of the .pid file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .pid file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .pid file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pid file?
  • How can the .pid file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .pid?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pid extension?
  • How can I convert .pid files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .pid?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.pid file extension details

Unix Process ID Data

Unix Process ID Data .pid file icon
PID file is a Unix Process ID Data. The file contains a single line of text, being the numeric process ID of the process that currently holds the lock, this allows an easy way to automate sending a signal to the process that holds the lock.
PID format description not yet available
Category: Other files
Application: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PID aliases:
PID related links:
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Other types of files may also use the .pid file extension.

.pid file extension error

The .pid file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

pod, pld, pif, pi, pd, pkd, pix, pie, pir, pjd, piw, lid, id, piv, ipd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Perl POD Document
OpenProj Project
PhotoLine Image
Oracle PLD Library
Program Information File
iPi Calculation Data
Blazing Paddles Bitmap
FlexiSIGN 5 Plotter Document
Male MRI Image
Paradox Database
open .pid file

Can't open a .pid file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .pid file association, check the FAQ.

.pid file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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