The File Extensions Database

.HID File Extension

  • Developer by: Sony Ericsson
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .HID file?

.HID is Sony Ericsson Remote Settings File

Stores configuration information for using a Sony Ericsson cell phone as a Bluetooth remote control; maps keys on the phone to certain keys or commands on the computer.

Different HID files may be loaded for controlling different programs, such as audio and video players, Web browsers, etc.

HID files can be transferred to the cell phone using the Bluetooth File Exchange utility in Mac OS X or the Bluetooth Devices Control Panel in Windows.

File Type 2 KeepSafe File
Developer by: KeepSafe Category: Encoded Files

Security file created by KeepSafe, an Android and iOS application that hides your images and video; contains a video or image that is hidden from the user until the appropriate pin is entered; also appears with the .HID2 file extension.

When you choose a video or image to be hidden, KeepSafe appends a string of numbers preceding the filename and the HID extension on to the end of the file. The extension hides the file from being recognized as what it really is, like a .JPG file, and prevents other applications on the device from recognizing the file.

For example, KeepSafe may save an image file as 8945715774357453030.IMG_11429.JPG.HID. The "8945715774357453030" is a random string of numbers generated by KeepSafe and "HID" is the extension added by the program.

NOTE: The HID extension was replaced by the .KSD extension in 2013.

Programs that open KeepSafe File
KeepSafe Private Photo Vault
KeepSafe Vault

How to solve problems with HID files

  • Associate the HID file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any HID file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.HID files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the HID file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .HID is Sony Ericsson Remote Settings File. Because only the current version supports the latest HID file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Sony Ericsson manufacturer website after an available .HID is Sony Ericsson Remote Settings File update.
  • To make sure that your HID file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.