There are 3 other file types using
the PMA file extension!

pma icon.pma - Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor data

empty icon.pma - Payroll Mate file

empty icon.pma - Pegasus Mail data archive file

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PMA file - MSX archive format

What is pma file? How to open pma files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The PMA file extension is also related to MSX, an old Z80-based family of home computers which appeared in autumn 1983 as an attempt to establish a single standard in home computing similar to VHS in video.

They were popular in Asian (Korea, Japan) and South American (Brazil, Chile) countries as well as in Europe (Netherlands, France, Spain, Finland) and former Soviet Union, but they are virtually unknown in USA. Although the MSX standard quietly died from year 1988.

PMA file is a compressed archive created by PMARC2.COM. PMARC2.COM was the most used archiving tool on the MSX platform. To extract PMA files use PMEXT.COM. An PMA extractor/packer for PC is available too, and it is recommended to use it if you have a PC compatible machine.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pma 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.

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