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Opening PEM files

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

What is a PEM file?

Files with the .pem extension are most commonly associated with privacy-enhanced mail certificates. The PEM files contain encoded certificate files that are used to authenticate a secure Website connection. The PEM certificates are imported from a Web server and allow users to confirm and authenticate their identity.

The .pem file extension is also used for audio module files, Corel WordPerfect program editor macro files and Pidgin instant messenger certification files.

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About File Extension PEM

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the PEM file format or software that uses files with the PEM suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.