What is a .SID File And How To Open It – Valve

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .sid extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .sid file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SID file?

The .SID file extension is Steam Game Data Backup File. The developer of this file extension is Valve. The format of this game related file is binary.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .sid file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SID file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on 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 Valve Steam software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Valve Steam.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SID 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Valve Steam software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SID file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sid file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SID file

2. The second step is locating 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Valve Steam software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

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 – Extensis, .sid – AmsterCHEM. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SID file with the Valve Steam program on Windows and Valve Steam program on Mac.