>> PFILE file

PFILE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pfile - Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data

The PFILE other files are related to Microsoft Rights Management Sharing Application. PFILE file is a Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data. When the Rights Management (RMS) sharing application is installed on your computer, you view a protected file by simply double-clicking it.

Microsoft Rights Management Sharing Application
Other files
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Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data related extensions:
Microsoft Windows 95 Clean Boot File
Novell GroupWise Shortcut
Novell NetWare Tools
McAfee Antivirus Quarantined Data
Neo Geo BIOS Image
Sonic Foundry Batch Converter Script

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

Can't open a .pfile 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 .pfile file extension is often given incorrectly!

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


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems 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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