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.PFI File Extension

File Type 1Paragon Backup Index File

DeveloperParagon Software Group
4.0 (3 Votes)
CategoryBackup Files


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

What is a PFI file?

A PFI file is a backup index file created by one of Paragon's backup and recovery applications. It contains metadata of the corresponding incremental image, which is used to differentiate between the current and previous state of a backup object. PFI files are designed to help save storage space by only saving the differences between save states.

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Paragon software is used to create backups of individual files or entire systems. The software creates an initial full backup then creates incremental backups that only save the differences between the new increment and the previous increment. The differences are saved as metadata in the PFI file.

NOTE: Any of Paragon's flagship products since Backup & Recovery 12 support the PFI file .

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Programs that open PFI files
Updated 9/12/2016

File Type 2PhotoFiltre Studio Image

DeveloperPhotoFiltre Studio
3.6 (5 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files


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

.PFI File Association 2

Raster image file created by PhotoFiltre Studio, an image editing program for Windows; contains graphics drawn by the user and supports multiple editing layers within the same image; used as the native save format for the software.

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PFI files can be saved to several standard bitmap image formats, including .JPG, .PNG, .TIF, and .BMP.

Programs that open PFI files
Updated 3/8/2012

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