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Details of the .pnf file extension

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

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

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

.pnf file extension details

Precompiled Setup Information File

Precompiled Setup Information File .pnf file icon
PNF file is a Precompiled Setup Information File. Windows creates a PNF file for each INF file to facilitate efficient processing. A PNF file includes information about the content of the original INF file, as well as the name of the INF file and other file attributes. Setup uses the PNF file instead of the original INF file.
Category: Other files
Application: Windows Installer
Mime-type: application/x-pnf
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PNF aliases:
PNF related links:
PNF related extensions:
Setup Information File

Windows NT Setup Information File

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

.pnf file extension error

The .pnf file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

png, pmf, pnc, npf, phf, pnr, lnf, pjf, pne, pgf, pf, pnb, pbf, pn, pnd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Corel Paint Shop Pro Browser Catalogue
ArcGIS Published Map
Sony PSP Movie File
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NTI Backup Now Partition File
QNX Photon Font
Peernet Label Designer Document
PRO Landscape Planner Design
Photojunction File
open .pnf file

Can't open a .pnf 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 .pnf file association, check the FAQ.

.pnf 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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