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Opening PAF files

Did your computer fail to open a PAF file? We explain what PAF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your PAF files.

What is a PAF file?

Files with the .paf extension are most commonly associated with portable USB flash drives. The PAF files contain installers for portable applications that can be stored on the USB flash drive. These files allow the applications to be run from the flash drive on any Windows-based computer, rather than the computer's hard drive. FireFox Portable, 7-Zip Portable and OpenOffice Portable all use the PAF file format, as do a variety of other portable applications. The PAF file format is similar to the U3P file format, but it is based on different technology.

The .paf file extension is also used for Ensoniq PARIS audio files and Personal Ancestral files.

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About File Extension PAF

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