A pma file extension is associated with the MSX, a family of home computers based on 8-bit Zilog Z80 platform. A pma file contains compressed archive.

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.

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.

This pma 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: May 18, 2018

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to open *.pma files.

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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