PID file format description
Many people share .pid files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .pid file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .pid files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.pid - Unix Process ID Data
PID file is a Unix Process ID Data. The file contains a single line of text, being the numeric process ID of the process that currently holds the lock, this allows an easy way to automate sending a signal to the process that holds the lock.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .pid file extension. Even harmful programs can create .pid files. Be especially cautious with .pid files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .pid 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .pid file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
id, ipd, lid, oid, pd, pdi, pi, pic, pie, pif, pir, pis, piv, piw, pix
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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