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.fid File Extension

Developer: Forensic Innovations/Microsoft/VideoLAN
File type: File Expander Engine Descriptions Database/Microso
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .fid. Files with the file extension .fid can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .fid files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .fid file?

There are many uses for the .fid file extension. First, it is used by the File Expander database, a program that analyzes data and objects that the software supports. The software known as File Expander Engine is a software developed by Forensic Innovations used to locate files that are hidden in the computer. The files are usually stored in a FIEngine.fid folder and it can be extracted with the use of the said software. It is also used by the Microsoft Indexing service wherein it is used as a system file. This software creates indexes and these indexes are responsible for making quick and easy searches. The file extension is also associated with streaming videos and playing video files. Several video players can be used to open and play video files with the .fid extension. Bruker Aspect systems also use the .fid extension for their data files that are helpful for the software to successfully perform their function in different areas.

how to open a .fid file?

Launch a .fid file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .fid file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .fid files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .fid file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .fid file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .fid file association errors

applications that open a .fid file

Forensic Innovations File Expander

Forensic Innovations File Expander

File Expander Engine is a program that lets you open, explore and scrutinize the individual components in a file such as binary data, text data, database records, files stored individually inside the file, headers, footers, indexes among others. This enables applications to identify each component and explore multi-levels of information about the file or archive. The first product developed from this technology is File Expander Windows OEM API Kit. It covers 32 and 64bit Windows DLLs with VB.NET, managed C++.NET, C and C# interfaces and Red Hat Linux 32 and 64bit libraries with C-written samples. It supports 261 types of files. File Expander applies file carving, disk carving and file recovery by breaking down files into their building blocks to discover the missing blocks, and by verifying files recovered for assurance. It features electronic discovery by investigating translated, fragmented and compressed files for deleted or hidden data, and by researching digital evidence to study how files are structured. It detects Trojan, virus and worm by detecting foreign objects in a file. It enables document management text indexing by extracting the desired text and defragmenting only data parts that may contain text. It performs de-duplication backup by compressing an entire hard drive to leverage similarities among multiple files, and by comparing similar files so that it will backup only a single copy providing pointers to duplicate file locations. Files describing the files and their file contents analyzed by File Expander are formatted as FID [File Expander Enginge Descriptions Database] files. They can also be read by the program File Investigator SDK, a software that complements File Expander being created by the same developer.
Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System platforms mostly used files with .ANI extension, a graphic file format used for animated mouse cursors, which are also defined as Windows Animated Cursor. These files have the same functions with CUR file format or better known as the Static Cursor; its distinction is that being an animated cursor with the use of strings of images to show animation. The format is based on the Microsoft RIFF file format, which is utilized as storage for keeping the individual frames, which are typical Windows icons of the animation. This type of file is usually integrated in a customized theme for desktop, and is helpful to personalize the CPU system. Its final animation is designed with some icon frames are utilized for showing a single image after another to generate animation. Despite of a number of frames using the icon format, part of the stored data in the animated cursor file handle the order of the step, length, title, and the author of the animation.
VideoLan VLC Media player

VideoLan VLC Media player

VideoLan VLC Media player is a multi-media player software that is considered to be an open source and cross platform multimedia player with framework. Thus, a product that can play most of the standard files of multimedia plus CDs, DVDs and VCDs. It also plays different streaming protocols, supported applications or devices and webcams. There is also the ability to play audios of various codecs even if there are no codec packs included: MPEG-2, WebM, MP3, WMV and MKV. This software works on most Windows computers, Mac OS X PCs, Linux and well as Unix. In addition, there is descryption for DVD which is executed via the libdvdcss library. It also has playback control support for all computers compatible with it using libcdio or libvcdinfo. On Mac computers, this media player can grab audios and videos from EyeTV applications and other devices that capture EyeTV data. On GNU and Linux, it supports encoding cards that are compatible with V4L2 and MPEG-2 which are Visiontech Kfir and Hauppage WinTV-PVR 250-350.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .fid files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .fid. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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