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Details of the .pif file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .pif file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .pif file?
  • What program do I need to open a .pif file?
  • How can the .pif file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .pif?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pif extension?
  • How can I convert .pif files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .pif?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.pif file extension details

Program Information File

Program Information File .pif file icon
PIF file is a Program Information File. A Program Information File (PIF) is created when you create a shortcut to, or modify the properties of, an MS-DOS-based program. PIFs allow you to set default properties for MS-DOS programs, such as font size, screen colors, and memory allocation.
Category: Application files
Application: Microsoft Windows
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PIF aliases:
PIF related links:
PIF related extensions:
MS-DOS Batch File

Windows Command File

Executable File

Other types of files may also use the .pif file extension.

.pif file extension error

The .pif file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

pfi, pic, pie, pof, plf, pjf, pkf, lif, ipf, pf, pid, pib, pir, if, pi

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Descent Model Data
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BlazeDVD Playlist File
Game of Life Data
open .pif file

Can't open a .pif file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .pif file association, check the FAQ.

.pif file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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