File Extension Database

Open GID File

A GID extension file is an index created the first time Windows Help is searched.

About Windows Help

Windows Help was developed as a proprietary help format developed by Microsoft.

Although it already existed in Windows 95, it became popular with Windows 98, and was widely used until the Windows XP operating system.

In 2003, Microsoft announced that due to security flaws, it would not be used from Windows Vista onwards, however, it can still be used in Windows 10.

The proposed replacement for Windows help files is Microsoft Assistance Markup Language.

The GID file is used as a configuration file in both Windows 95 and Windows 98 and allows faster and more efficient access to Help documentation by indexing Help topics.

Software to open and use GID files

Although GID files were not intended to be opened manually by the user, they can be handled using the following software package:

Open GID File on Windows

Open GID File on Mac OS

Open GID File on Android

If you downloaded a GID file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

Open GID File on iPhone or iPad

To open GID File on iOS device follow steps below:

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