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.PF File Extension

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File Type 1Private File

DeveloperSmith Micro
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CategoryCompressed Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Password-protected file compressed and encrypted by Stuffit Deluxe; similar to a .SIT file, but requires a password to decrypt and decompress; often used for archiving confidential or personal data.

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NOTE: Even with the appropriate software program, PF files will not open unless the correct password is entered.

Program(s) that open .PF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Updated 6/9/2009

File Type 2Windows Prefetcher File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.8 (12 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

File created by Prefetcher, a component of Windows Memory Manager that speeds up the boot process and application loading; contains a trace log of Prefetcher events; records what code and data are accessed during boot and application loading processes.

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PF files are typically stored in the \Windows\Prefetch\ directory. The boot process trace file always has the name NTOSBOOT-B00DFAAD.PF.

NOTE: PF files are used by Windows XP or later.

Program(s) that open .PF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Prefetcher
Updated 3/17/2010