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.PAF File Extension

File Type 1Portable Application Installer File

3.5 (21 Votes)
CategoryExecutable Files

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
Run from USB flash drive
Updated 9/21/2007

File Type 2Personal Ancestral File

DeveloperIntellectual Reserve
3.3 (8 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.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
FamilySearch Personal Ancestral File
Updated 9/20/2019

File Type 3PARIS Audio File

2.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryAudio Files

.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
Updated 3/8/2018

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