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.PAF File Extension

File Type 1Portable Application Installer File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.6 (22 Votes)
CategoryExecutable Files
FormatN/A

What is a PAF file?

Installer for a portable application stored on a USB flash drive; can be installed and run on any Windows computer from the USB drive; includes software such as Firefox Portable, OpenOffice.org Portable, 7-Zip Portable, as well as many other games, programs, and utilities.

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PAF files are similar to .U3P files, but are based on a different technology.

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Programs that open PAF files

Windows
Run from USB flash drive
Updated 9/21/2007

File Type 2Personal Ancestral File

DeveloperIntellectual Reserve
Popularity
3.4 (9 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

.PAF File Association 2

File created by Personal Ancestral File, a genealogical management program; contains family tree data, including ancestors, descendants, relationships, birth dates, and other genealogy information; used to store family ancestries.

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NOTE: Personal Ancestral File was discontinued on July 15, 2013 and is no longer available for download.

Programs that open PAF files

Windows
FamilySearch Personal Ancestral File
Free Trial
Updated 9/20/2019

File Type 3PARIS Audio File

DeveloperEnsoniq
Popularity
3.5 (2 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files
FormatN/A

.PAF File Association 3

A PAF file is an audio file saved in the PARIS audio format. It contains audio recorded by Ensoniq PARIS, a digital audio workstation (DAW) that was released in 1998 but is now discontinued.

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Alhough Ensoniq PARIS is now discontinued, the software and the PAF format continue to be used by some audio enthusiasts. The format is supported by several audio programs, including Winamp, WaveLab, and Reaper (with libsndfile wrapper installed). You can also convert the format to the more common .WAV format in PARIS if you have access to the program.

Programs that open PAF files

Windows
Cockos REAPER with libsndfile wrapper installed
Free Trial
Mac
Updated 3/8/2018

File Type 4Packed Animation File

DeveloperAmazing Studio
Popularity
1.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryVideo Files
FormatN/A

.PAF File Association 4

A PAF file contains a Packed Animation File (PAF) used by Heart of Darkness, a puzzle-solving PC game released in 1998. It stores one or more animated cutscenes shown during gameplay.

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PAF files are rare since they are only used in the Heart of Darkness game developed by Amazing Studio. You will most likely only encounter a PAF file if you dump it from a Heart of Darkness game disc.

After dumping the game contents onto your computer, you will find a large hod.paf file that stores a large number of individual PAF files linked together. Each of the PAF files store uncompressed audio data interleaved with video data.

How do I open a PAF file?

There is no known program that can open and play PAF animations. However, you can convert the animation in a PAF file to a more common video file type with FFmpeg. After converting the file, you can play it with a media player, such as Microsoft Windows Media Player or Apple QuickTime Player.

Programs that open PAF files

Windows
Free
Mac
Free
Linux
Free
Updated 9/2/2020

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