PAF File Type

- The quick facts

What are PAF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PAF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PAF file?

PAF files have multiple uses, and Portable Application Format App is one of them.

Portable Application Format App

The PAF files contain installers for portable applications that can be stored on a 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.

The PAF file format is similar to the U3P file format, but it is based on different technology.

How to open PAF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PAF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PAF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 16, 2022

All known file formats using extension .PAF

While Portable Application Format App is a popular type of PAF-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .PAF extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Packed Animation File Video

We know that one PAF format is Packed Animation File Video. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

PAF opener for Windows

We have identified one PAF opener that is compatible with this specific type of PAF file.

More file formats using the PAF extension

Through our research of PAF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Ensoniq PARIS Audio Format Audio

Personal Ancestral File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
Delcam PAFWizardDelcam PAFWizardUser submitted
Personal Ancestral FilePersonal Ancestral FileUser submitted
jetAudiojetAudioUser submitted
SqrSoft Advanced CrossfadingSqrSoft Advanced CrossfadingUser submitted
Winamp Detector Plug-inWinamp Detector Plug-inUser submitted
Delcam PAF WizardDelcam PAF WizardUser submitted
PhototoolsPhototoolsUser submitted
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