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GID file format description

Many people share .gid files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .gid file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .gid files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gid - Windows Global Index File

The GID document files are related to WinHelp (in Windows 95/98). GID file is a Windows Global Index. GID files contain the indexes displayed on the Index tab of the Windows Help Topics dialog box. The WinHelp (in Windows 95/98) seems to be no longer supported.

WinHelp (in Windows 95/98)
Document files
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Windows Global Index File related extensions:
Google Drive Drawing
Google Drive Document
Google Drive Presentation
Google Drive Sheet
Creately Document Markup Language Document
CA Report Template Builder Document

.gid - FRAMES Global Input Data File

The GID data files are related to FRAMES. RIF file is a FRAMES Global Input Data File. Framework for Risk Analysis Multimedia Environmental Systems (FRAMES) is a software platform developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for selecting and implementing environmental software models for risk assessment and management problems.

Data files
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FRAMES Global Input Data File related extensions:
FRAMES Air Flux File
FRAMES Receptor Intakes File
FRAMES Water Concentration File
FRAMES Water Flux File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .gid file extension. Even harmful programs can create .gid files. Be especially cautious with .gid files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .gid 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 can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .gid file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

gic, rid, bid, igd, hid, gld, gix, gis, gif, gi, tid, gd, nid, id, god

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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