.IPF File Extension
File Type 1Interchangeable Preservation File
What is an IPF file?
Preservation format used to preserve the content of Amiga floppy disks; formatted similarly to the .IFF (Interchangeable File Format) used on Amiga systems; developed by the Software Preservation Society (SPS) as a means of saving and archiving Amiga games and programs that are no longer developed.
The IPF format was designed for use with the Commodore Amiga, but can be used with Atari and PC files as well. It may contain disk images, ROM files, or any other type of digital media.
File Type 2OS/2 Help File
.IPF File Association 2
Contains help documentation for IBM OS/2 or AIX systems; similar to a .HLP file in Windows; IPF files are referenced by the Information Presentation Facility system on OS/2 systems; help documentation may include hyperlinks that allow the user to jump from one topic to another.
The IPF format originated from the Generalized Markup Language developed by IBM. May be compiled into a viewable HLP file using the IPF Compiler (IPFC).
File Type 3SMS Installer Script
.IPF File Association 3
Installer script used by Microsoft System Management Server (SMS); streamlines the installation process and offers the ability to install additional features on demand, automatically repair programs, and uninstall programs; included with Windows 2000 and Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0.
SMS can also be used to deploy Windows Installer Setup packages (.MSI files) to multiple computers at once.
File Type 4iMPACT Project File
.IPF File Association 4
Project file used by Xilinx iMPACT software, which is used for programming PLDs (programmable logic devices); contains project settings, including a configuration chain and the target device; used in the process of configuring a PLD and enables designers to reuse the same settings.
File Type 5PCAN-Explorer Panel File
.IPF File Association 5
An IPF file contains information about panels that appear in a project in PEAK PCAN-Explorer, which is a program used to communicate with CAN and CAN FD bus protocols. It stores information about panels and the different elements that make up the project layout, such as buttons, scenes, and horizontal and vertical sliders.
PEAK PCAN-Explorer is used to communicate with the CAN and CAN FD protocols, which allow microcontrollers and devices on automobile busses to communicate with each other. IPF files are created by PCAN-Explorer to store information about the visual layout of panels in a PCAN-Explorer project.