PAF file format description

Many people often share .paf files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .paf files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .paf files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .paf files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .paf file format.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.paf - Portable Application Installer

The PAF archive files are related to Portable Apps Installer. The 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
- / -
Portable Application Installer related extensions:
Polyworks Compressed Archive
SWV Virtual Solution Archive
Symbian OS Package
Android App Bundle Data
Genie Backup Manager Archive
KittyXplorer Encrypted Archive

.paf - Ensoniq PARIS Audio Data

The PAF audio files are related to Awave Studio. The PAF file is an Ensoniq PARIS Audio Data. The Ensoniq PARIS is a PCI-based, hard-disk audio recording and editing package.

Awave Studio
Audio files
- / -
Ensoniq PARIS Audio Data related extensions:
Everest Embedded Bank Data
Ricoh Digital Camera Sound
IIS Smooth Streaming Audio
HSC-Tracker Song
MPU-401 Trakker Module
SoundStage Sound File Info

.paf - Personal Ancestral File Data

The PAF data files are related to Personal Ancestral File. The PAF file is a Personal Ancestral File Data. Personal Ancestral File (PAF) was a genealogy management software product.

Personal Ancestral File
Data files
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paa, pal, pax
Personal Ancestral File Data related extensions:
Entrypoint 90 Operator Profile Data
JPL AIRSAR Compressed Stokes Matrix Radar Data
Drudix Photobook Definition Data
WinTalk URL
TVAnts Data
Photo Soap 2 Data

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!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

af, apf, laf, oaf, pa, pab, pac, pad, pae, pag, par, pat, pav, pf, pfa

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .paf filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .paf:

OpenEdge ABL Database Parameters Data
Autodesk Showcase Packet File
CrossePAC archive
Mail.dat Postage Adjustment File
Train Simulator Track Path Data
PowerArchiver Compressed Archive

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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