POF file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.pof - Descent Model Data

The POF game data files are related to Descent. The POF file is a Descent Model Data. Descent is a 3D first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Entertainment Corp. in 1995.

Game Data files
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Descent Model Data related extensions:
Descent Palette Data
Descent Manager Data
Descent Mission Builder Block
Descent MIDI Audio Data
Descent Mission File
Descent Mission Data

.pof - Altera Programmer Object File

The POF data files are related to Altera Quartus II. The POF file is an Altera Programmer Object File. Altera Corporation is a Silicon Valley manufacturer of PLDs, reconfigurable complex digital circuits. A binary file (with the extension .pof) containing the data for programming a MAX II, MAX V, MAX 3000 or MAX 7000 device, or a configuration device that can configure other devices.

Altera Quartus II
Data files
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Altera Programmer Object File related extensions:
Clone Manager Primer Designer Data
bookkey Bookmark Data
Egis Encrypted Powerpoint PPSX Slideshow
Intuit QuickTax 2007 Tax Return Data
Genius Scan Backup Data
PCSX2 Saved State

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

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

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

lof, oof, opf, pf, pfo, pif, pkf, plf, po, pob, poc, pod, pog, por, pot

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Obsidium Project File
SalesLogix Pick List Data
Descent 2 Data
SimCity PPF Data
Adobe Audition Peak File
OpenProj Project

Operating systems

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