What are PF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PF files.
What is a PF file?
PF files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Windows Prefetch Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses 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 ten different PF openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: September 22, 2023
All known file formats using extension .PF
While Microsoft Windows Prefetch Data is a popular type of PF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .PF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
DeepMesh 3D PreFab File
We know that one PF format is DeepMesh 3D PreFab File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
We know that one PF format is PageFocus Form. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
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 Expander||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|Windows Media Player||User submitted|
|Creative Stars, Inc. PageFocus Draw||User submitted|
|CIMCO Edit||User submitted|
|Emb Application||User submitted|
|Private File||User submitted|
|CODE Editor||User submitted|
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