.PID File Extension

2 file types use the .pid file extension.
File Type 1

Process ID File

Developer N/A
3.8  |  34 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format Text

What is a PID file?

Generic process log, data, or configuration file used on Unix-based systems; typically stores one or more process IDs, which uniquely identify a process in the operating system.

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An example use of a PID file is to log process IDs of a daemon that starts and stops periodically.

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Programs that open or reference PID files

Included with OS
Updated April 28, 2011
File Type 2

Creative Driver File

Developer Creative
3.3  |  10 Votes
Category System Files
Format N/A

What is a PID file?

Hardware driver file such as PdtIdMgr.pid, installed by Creative software; typically installed in the \​Program Files\​Creative\​Shared Files\​ directory along with other driver files; enables communication with Creative hardware devices, such as sound cards or portable media players like the Creative Zen.

Programs that open or reference PID files

Used by Creative hardware devices
Updated April 3, 2007

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