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PFW file format description

PFW file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with PFW 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 PFW 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 PFW files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 PNG World File

The PFW file is categorized under GIS. It is associated with Autodesk LandXplorer, serving as a PNG World File. Sometimes .png files intended for geographic usage in a GIS may be accompanied by "world" files in .pfw format. This combination uses two files, a .png file and a similarly-named .pfw "world" file to provide some georeferencing information. Visit the website of Autodesk LandXplorer for a detailed description of the PFW format.

Application:Autodesk LandXplorer
Category:GIS files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:pgw

PNG World File related extensions

  • apa ArcGIS ArcPad Applet
  • rlk TNTmips Link File
  • mbtiles Mapbox Studio Tileset Data
  • strk GeoLogger GPS Track Data

#2 Symantec LiveAdvisor Data

The PFW file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Symantec LiveAdvisor, serving as a Symantec LiveAdvisor Data. LiveAdvisor is a two-way communication system between the user and Symantec. Visit the website of Symantec LiveAdvisor for a detailed description of the PFW format.

Application:Symantec LiveAdvisor
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Symantec LiveAdvisor Data related extensions

  • cvpf CaseView Preferences Data
  • idx Intuit Quicken Index Data
  • bpsd Avantrix Backup Plus Data
  • fmt Sandisk Sansa Format Data

Did someone accidentally misspell the PFW filename?

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

Filename extensions similar to PFW:

Windows can't open your PFW 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 PFW file.

To set the PFW 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 PFW file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle PFW files with care

Exercise caution when handling PFW 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 PFW files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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