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 - 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:

The default software associated to pif file type:

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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:

As far as we know, this .pif file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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).

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

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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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