What is a .FID File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .fid extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .fid file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .FID file?

The file extension .FID is Microsoft Catalog Indexing Service File. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .fid file on 1 platform.

How to open a .FID file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .FID file on various operating systems.

How to open a .FID file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .fid file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FID file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .FID file?

If you cannot open the .FID file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .FID file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fid – Forensic Innovations. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .FID file with the Microsoft Windows program on Windows.