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PAF file format description

Many people share .paf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .paf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .paf files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.paf - Portable Application Installer

The PAF archive files are related to Portable Apps Installer. PAF file is 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.

Portable Apps Installer
Archive files
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Portable Application Installer related extensions:
SSE Password Vault Archive
Shrinkit BLU Archive
Shrinkit NuFX Archive with BLU Header
Shrinkit NuFX Archive with Binary II Header
Debian Package
Web Point-and-Print Cabinet

Naturally, other applications may also use the .paf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .paf files. Be especially cautious with .paf files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .paf file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .paf file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

pf, pat, par, pac, pzf, af, pwf, pag, pad, pab, oaf, apf, pxf, pfa, pav

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Proxy Auto-Config File
Corel Paint Shop Pro Pattern
SAP Portal Archive
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Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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