PIF File Extension

PIF file icon
Program Information Format
  • Developer
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is PIF file?

The .PIF file format is an acronym for Program Information File. This file extension is related to the MS-DOS as well as the Windows Operating system.

The .PIF extension is mainly used for the purpose for linking files or as a shortcut to an original file. MS-DOS used to be an x86 based OS developed by Microsoft for personal systems. Apple and IBM had powerful and good OS, but were limited to their own hardware. In this scenario, MS-DOS came up as a revolutionary OS, as it was able to run on all systems irrespective of the hardware. .PIF file format consists of all the settings which are saved in the .exe file. The .PIF file although is never considered to be an executable file.

Programs that support PIF file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PIF 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 PIF file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PIF 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 PIF 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 PIF 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 PIF file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the PIF file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on PIF file.

Top File Extensions
Show more
File Extension of the day
pages icon


Pages Document

Files with the PAGES extension are files created in the Apple Pages text editor, used for creating and editing text documents. Apple Pages is a com...