What is a .PIDS File And How To Open It – Snap-on (Easy Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pids extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .pids file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PIDS file?

The file extension .PIDS stands for Snap-on Scan Data File. This file extension belongs to the developer Snap-on. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PIDS file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PIDS file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pids file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Snap-on ShopStream Connect software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Snap-on ShopStream Connect.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PIDS file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Snap-on ShopStream Connect software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PIDS file?

If you are still unable to open the .PIDS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PIDS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pie – Carl Kenner, .pif – Microsoft & IBM, .pig – Interplay, .pig – Flying Lab Software, .pigm – Glare Technologies. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PIDS file with the Snap-on ShopStream Connect program on Windows.