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.PIF File Extension

File TypeProgram Information File

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CategoryExecutable Files

What is a PIF file?

A PIF file contains information used to define how an MS-DOS-based program should run. It can also serve as a shortcut to an executable file, much like a .LNK file, and is commonly created when the user makes a a shortcut to a DOS program or modifies the properties of the program. PIF files contain various information such as the path for the .EXE file, how much memory to use, font size, screen colors, and the size of the program's window.

More Information

Microsoft Windows analyzes PIF files with the ShellExecute function and can run them as executable programs. Therefore, do not open a PIF file sent as an e-mail attachment, as it can be used to transmit viruses or other harmful scripts.

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Programs that open PIF files
Updated 6/3/2016

About PIF Files

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