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PAF file format description

PAF file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with PAF files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the PAF file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing PAF files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Portable Application Installer

The PAF file is categorized under Archive. It is associated with Portable Apps Installer, serving as a Portable Application Installer. A portable application (portable app) is a computer software program that runs from a removable storage device such as a CD-ROM drive, USB flash drive, flash card, or floppy disk. Visit the website of Portable Apps Installer for a detailed description of the PAF format.

Application:Portable Apps Installer
Category:Archive files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Portable Application Installer related extensions

  • pkg Symbian OS Package
  • aab Android App Bundle Data
  • a2r KittyXplorer Encrypted Archive
  • rk RK Compressed Archive

#2 Personal Ancestral File Data

The PAF file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Personal Ancestral File, serving as a Personal Ancestral File Data. Personal Ancestral File (PAF) was a genealogy management software product. Visit the website of Personal Ancestral File for a detailed description of the PAF format.

Application:Personal Ancestral File
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:paa, pal, pax

Personal Ancestral File Data related extensions

  • lmlm Lucas Mod Launcher Mods Data
  • hbx HAHTsite HAHTtalk Widgets Data
  • tgmg TabGroups Manager for Firefox Exported Group Data
  • lpm WonderBit Life Photo Maker Data

#3 Ensoniq PARIS Audio Data

The PAF file is categorized under Audio. It is associated with Awave Studio, serving as an Ensoniq PARIS Audio Data. The Ensoniq PARIS is a PCI-based, hard-disk audio recording and editing package. Visit the website of Awave Studio for a detailed description of the PAF format.

Application:Awave Studio
Category:Audio files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Ensoniq PARIS Audio Data related extensions

  • emb Everest Embedded Bank Data
  • j6s Ricoh Digital Camera Sound
  • isma IIS Smooth Streaming Audio
  • hsc HSC-Tracker Song

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The PAF filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your PAF file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this PAF file.

To set the PAF file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set PAF file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle PAF files with care

Exercise caution when handling PAF files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar PAF files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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