What is a .SID File And How To Open It – AmsterCHEM (Easy Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .sid extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .sid file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SID file?

The file extension .SID stands for ScanIt Document. This file extension was developed by AmsterCHEM. This raster related file is in xml format.

What to know

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

How to open a .SID file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SID file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the AmsterCHEM ScanIt software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use AmsterCHEM ScanIt software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SID file

2. The second step is locating 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 AmsterCHEM ScanIt software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SID file?

If you are still unable to open the .SID file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SID file.sid – Valve, .sid – Extensis. 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 .SID file with the AmsterCHEM ScanIt program on Windows.