UID File Extension

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IBM Voice Type Users
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What is UID file?

UID is a file extension commonly associated with IBM Voice Type Users files. IBM Voice Type Users format was developed by IBM. UID file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. UID file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4349 other filename extensions listed in our database. IBM Voice Type is by far the most used program for working with UID files. On the official website of IBM developer not only will you find detailed information about theIBM Voice Type software, but also about UID and other supported file formats.

Programs which support UID file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support UID files. Files with UID extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support UID file

How to open file with UID extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening UID files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with UID extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install IBM Voice Type software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UID files is that no program that can handle UID files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download IBM Voice Type and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download IBM Voice Type installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit IBM website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update IBM Voice Type to the latest version

If you already have IBM Voice Type installed on your systems and UID files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why UID files are not compatible with IBM Voice Type. The latest version of IBM Voice Type should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign IBM Voice Type to UID files

After installing IBM Voice Type (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open UID files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the UID file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the IBM Voice Type installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UID files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the UID file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with UID extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the UID is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper UID file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the UID file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the UID file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. UID file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the UID file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with UID extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the IBM Voice Type Users file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open IBM Voice Type

If the systems has insufficient resources to open UID files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with IBM Voice Type Users files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle UID files.

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