PF File Extension

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Windows Prefetch Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.1 (7 votes)

What is PF file?

A .PF file is a data file that is created by the Windows Memory Manager utility called the Prefetcher. The PF file contains information about the programs and the files that are run frequently during the system boot-up on the Windows XP or later OS. Further, the PF file also contains performance related information and the file is stored under the directory: C:/Windows/Prefetch. Each of the programs that are run during the system start-up will be saved as a PF file. Every time the system starts-up, the PF file will be referred by the Windows OS. The PF file will be automatically created and deleted from the folder based on the time-interval and the frequency of loading the program listed in the PF file.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PF file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PF file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PF file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PF file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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