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File Extension .PIF Details

This page contains details for file extension .PIF. There may be multiple entries on this page. And because there are many associations for a same file extension, not all of them are listed here. This page contains 2 record(s) for file extension .PIF.

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Extension: PIF
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
Windows Program Information File Microsoft Corporation
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Found in the early versions of Windows. An information file to run some program; including code. Potentially dangerous file. This file type can become infected.

Extension: PIF
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
GDF Format Vector Image
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Used by IBM mainframe computers.

General Info

  • If the extension in the form .??_ the file is probably a compressed file and part of an install routine.
  • If the file is an audio file with any three-character extension it may be a dictation file. The file could likewise be a dictation file in TrueSpeech format. Use Windows Sound Recorder and/or Media Player to play these back.
  • If the extension you are looking for has a number at the end or is only a number, consider replace the number using zero or one as some programs produce numbered split files but only the first entry is in the database.

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