File Extension Library

.PIDS File Extension

  • Developer by: Snap-on
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .PIDS file?

.PIDS file extension is created by Snap-on. .PIDS has been classified as Data Files. The format of .PIDS file is XML.

.PIDS is Snap-on Scan Data File

A PIDS file is a scan data file created by Snap-on diagnostic and information system tools, such as Verus Pro, Zeus, and Verdict. It contains data in XML format from a scan of a vehicle which includes brake and fuel pump status, barometric pressure, engine speed, and valve timing.

PIDS file open in Snap-on ShopStream Connect 7

Snap-on tools, such as Verdict, Verus Pro, and Zeus, are used to run scans of a vehicle to test its performance. Once the scan is complete, the data is stored in the PIDS file, which is used to share with others or store for records. A scan collects a wide array of information, such as the air fuel ratio, engine coolant temperature, fuel pulse width, intake air temperature, manifold absolute pressure, and valve timing.

You can open a PIDS file with ShopStream Connect, a program developed by Snap-on to view data files from vehicle scans, such as SCM, SCP, and SCS files. Since the file is saved in XML format, you can also view the PIDS file with text editors.

List of all softwares that can open the Snap-on Scan Data File
Snap-on ShopStream Connect

How to Open .PIDS file on different platforms

Open .PIDS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PIDS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PIDS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PIDS files" Press "Ok"

Open .PIDS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PIDS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PIDS File on Linux

Right click on the .PIDS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PIDS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PIDS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PIDS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PIDS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PIDS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PIDS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PIDS file format
  2. You need to check the .PIDS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)