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Details of extension .sid

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .sid file extension.

We'll explain what exactly a .sid file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .sid files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too.

Let's see the 7 file formats associated with this file extension!

Contents

  1. Microsoft SMS Software Inventory Data
  2. OpenOffice.org Slot ID Data
  3. Commodore 64 Music
  4. MrSID Image
  5. ScanIt Document
  6. Steam Game Backup Data
  7. Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database

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Microsoft SMS Software Inventory Data

sid file - Microsoft SMS Software Inventory Data
The SID file belongs to the Data category and works with Microsoft Systems Management Server, being used as a Microsoft SMS Software Inventory Data. Microsoft's Systems Management Server is a comprehensive set of tools designed to aid system administrators in managing large scale deployments of Windows. SMS features an integrated centralized management scheme with support for heterogenious client environments. The developer is still actively supporting the Microsoft Systems Management Server, likely. Our data shows that Microsoft Systems Management Server uses 25 more file types.
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.ccr Microsoft SMS Client Configuration Request Data
.rpl Microsoft SMS Replication Data
.ssu Microsoft SMS Discovery Hierarchy Manager Site Update
.ofr Microsoft SMS Offer File

OpenOffice.org Slot ID Data

sid file - OpenOffice.org Slot ID Data
The SID file belongs to the Data category and works with OpenOffice.org, being used as an OpenOffice.org Slot ID Data. OpenOffice.org is an open-source application suite whose main components are for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, and databases. The developer is still actively supporting the OpenOffice.org, likely. Our data shows that OpenOffice.org uses 32 more file types.
Application: OpenOffice.org
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.pmk OpenOffice.org Project Makefile
.xlc OpenOffice.org Library Container Index
.rdb OpenOffice.org Types Description Database
.sdv OpenOffice.org Gallery Data

Commodore 64 Music

sid file - Commodore 64 Music
The SID file is a Commodore C-64 music file. SID either refers to the Sound Interface Device (the chip that produced music and SFX on the C-64), and the music produced by the chip.
Application: Sidplay 2
Program name: -
Category: Audio files
Mime-type: audio/x-sid
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.ptm PolyTracker Music Module
.s3m Scream Tracker 3 Module
.dtm DigiTrekker Music Module
.mts MadTracker Sample

MrSID Image

sid file - MrSID Image
The SID file belongs to the Graphic category and works with ArcGIS, being used as a MrSID Image. MrSID is a wavelet-based image compression technology which can utilise both lossy and lossless encoding. This technology was acquired in its original form from Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL), where it was developed under the aegis of the U.S. government for storing fingerprints for the FBI. Now is is developed and distributed by the LizardTech, Inc. The developer is still actively supporting the ArcGIS, likely. Our data shows that ArcGIS uses 37 more file types.
Application: ArcGIS
Program name: -
Category: Graphic files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.mg3 MrSID Bitmap Image
.sdwx MrSID Level 8 Image
.sdw MrSID World Data
.mrsid Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database

ScanIt Document

sid file - ScanIt Document
The SID file belongs to the Graphic category and works with ScanIt, being used as a ScanIt Document. ScanIt is a program for extracting data from scientific graphs, particularly from line and scatter plots. The developer is still actively supporting the ScanIt, likely. Based on our current information, ScanIt does not use other file types.
Application: ScanIt
Program name: -
Category: Graphic files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.scn TreePaint Screen Image
.scp ColoRIX Bitmap Graphic
.ora OpenRaster Image
.sfc Motic Microscope Image

Steam Game Backup Data

sid file - Steam Game Backup Data
The SID file belongs to the Data category and works with Steam, being used as a Steam Game Backup Data. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. The developer is still actively supporting the Steam, likely. Our data shows that Steam uses 22 more file types.
Application: Steam
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.gcf Steam Game Cache File
.cachedmsg Valve Steam Cache Data
.ncf Steam Client Configuration Data
.mst Steam Client Installer Transform Data

Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database

mrsid file - Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database
The MRSID file belongs to the Graphic category and works with ExpressView Browser Plug-in, being used as a Multi-resolution Seamless Image Database. MrSID is a wavelet-based image compression technology which can utilise both lossy and lossless encoding. This technology was acquired in its original form from Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL), where it was developed under the aegis of the U.S. government for storing fingerprints for the FBI. Now is is developed and distributed by the LizardTech, Inc. The developer is still actively supporting the ExpressView Browser Plug-in, likely. Based on our current information, ExpressView Browser Plug-in does not use other file types.
Program name: -
Category: Graphic files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Aliases:
sdw, sid
Related extensions:
.mg3 MrSID Bitmap Image
.sdw MrSID World Data
.sdwx MrSID Level 8 Image
.sid MrSID Image

The .sid file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .sid extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .sid file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.sud WISCO Word Power Sudoku Puzzle
.six SIXEL Bitmap
.sld Styled Layer Descriptor Profile
.sif Super IRG Raster Font
.sd MDL Molfile Data
.id Lotus Notes User ID File

The .sid extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .sid filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

sod (1), siw (1), skd (1), sie (1), qid (1), id (1), xid (1), siv (1), sld (1), sic (1)

Having trouble opening a .sid file?

If you want to open a .sid file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .sid association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.sid

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android