A pif file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows operating system. A pif file contains Program Information with instructions for executing DOS programs.

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PIF file extension - Microsoft Windows program information

What is pif file? How to open pif files?

The pif file extension was common file found in early versions of Windows operating system.

Short for Program Information file, these files holds information about how Windows should run a non-Windows application. For example, a *.pif file can contain instructions for executing a DOS application in the Windows environment. These instructions can include the amount of memory to use, the path to the executable file, and what type of window to use.

Introduced in 1985 in TopView text GUI for MS-DOS operating system developed by IBM and later used by Microsoft Windows 1.0 system and newer.

MIME types used for pif files:
application/x-msdownload
application/x-msdos-program

This pif file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: June 3, 2019

The default software associated to open pif file:

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Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

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Help how to open:

These files are executables, opening them launches the program for which they were created.

How to convert:

It is highly unlikely that *.pif files can be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .pif file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pif file, edit pif file, convert pif file, view pif file, play pif file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pif files.

Software that open pif file - Microsoft Windows program information

Programs supporting the exension pif on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for open pif file action.

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