IAF File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an IAF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .IAF files.

What is an IAF file?

Files that contain the .iaf file extension are most commonly used by the Microsoft Outlook email and personal information management software application. Microsoft Outlook is a part of the Microsoft Office Suite.

The IAF files that are used by Microsoft Outlook are used to export the Outlook settings from one computer to another. While newer versions of Outlook no longer create files in the IAF format, they can still import the IAF files in order to import user's Outlook settings.

The .iaf file extension is also used by the Windows Live Mail Internet email service. These files contain the contacts database of a user's email account.

How to open IAF files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension IAF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different IAF openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension IAF

While we know of one file format using the .IAF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .IAF file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of IAF files. Remember, different programs may use IAF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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Windows Live MailWindows Live MailUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IAF-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with IAF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!