PF File

What are PF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PF 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 PF file?

PF files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Windows Prefetch Data is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Microsoft Windows Prefetch Data

The Windows XP operating system uses a management utility that speeds up the Windows start-up process. The PF files store the trace files for the start-up process, allowing Windows to access different parts of its files at various points in the start-up process.

How to open PF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PF 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 PF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

More file formats using the PF extension

Through our research of PF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • DeepMesh 3D PreFab File
  • PageFocus Form

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Aladdin ExpanderAladdin ExpanderUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Creative Stars, Inc. PageFocus DrawCreative Stars, Inc. PageFocus DrawUser submitted
CIMCO EditCIMCO EditUser submitted
Emb ApplicationEmb ApplicationUser submitted
Private FilePrivate FileUser submitted
CODE EditorCODE EditorUser submitted

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