.PMF File Extension
File Type 1ESRI Published Map File
What is a PMF file?
Read-only map file created with ArcMap, a application included with ESRI Desktop GIS; stores a constrained version of a .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.
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.
File Type 2PSP Movie File
.PMF File Association 2
Video file format used by the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP); also known as the "PSMF" format; saved in a proprietary format specific to the PSP, but can be played in Windows using the Lande PMF Player.
File Type 3Partition Image File
.PMF File Association 3
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.
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."