.PMF File Extension

ESRI Published Map File

Developer ESRI
3.6  |  17 Votes

What is a PMF file?

Read-only map file created with ArcMap, an application included with ESRI Desktop GIS; stores a constrained version of an .MXD map file; can be viewed with the free ArcReader application, which allows maps to be shared with users who have not purchased the commercial ArcGIS software; often emailed to clients or co-workers in collaborative office environments.

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PMF files can limit the data views, layouts, navigation, printing, querying, panning, and zooming capabilities of the map. They may also be password protected. This helps to protect the confidentiality and privacy of data.

Published maps do not contain actual geographical data. Instead, they link to data sets at a central remote location, which may be hosted by an ArcMap Server or available over the Internet. Therefore, users need appropriate network access to the referenced data repository to view the maps.

NOTE: PMF files are actually created by ArcGIS Publisher, an extension included with ArcMap.

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Programs that open PMF files

Category: GIS Files
Updated: September 2, 2010

PlayStation Portable Movie

Developer Sony
3.7  |  15 Votes

A PMF file may also be a video saved in the PlayStation Movie Format (PSMF). It contains a movie, music video, video game cutscene, or other video meant to be played on the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP).

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Screenshot of a .pmf file in VLC media player
PMF file open in VLC media player

The PlayStation Portable is a handheld gaming and entertainment console that Sony released in 2005. It allows users to download and play movies and other videos. These videos (and videos stored on PSP discs) are saved in the PSMF file format and most often use the .pmf extension. (Some PSMF videos instead use the .PMP extension).

Users who want to extract PMF files from PSP disk images can do so using utilities such as UMDGen. They can then play the videos their PMF files contain on their PCs.

How to open a PMF file

You can open PMF files and play the videos they contain with VideoLAN VLC media player (multiplatform) or MPlayer (multiplatform).

How to convert a PMF file

You can use VideoLAN VLC media player to convert PMF files to other video and audio formats, including:

  • .MP4 - MPEG-4 Video
  • .WEBM - WebM Video
  • .TS - Video Transport Stream
  • .ASF - Advanced Systems Format
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
  • .WAV - WAVE Audio

Programs that open PMF files

Partition Image File

Developer Eassos
3.3  |  3 Votes

Partition image used by PartitionGuru, a partition management and data recovery program; stores a backup of a partition image that can be restored by the application when the current partition is damaged.

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To create a PMF file, select "Tools" in the menu, then click "Clone Partition To Image File." Select the source partition, choose the image file, and click "Start."

To restore the partition image contained in the PMF file, select "Tools" in the menu, then click "Restore Partition From Image File." Select the PMF image file, choose your target partition, and click "Start."

Programs that open PMF files


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