How to open a file with .PIF extension?

File Type : GDF Format Vector Image
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .PIF file

Searching for the right program to open .PIF files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.

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What is .PIF file extension?

Contains information used by Windows to run a certain program, including the path for the .EXE file, how much memory to use, and what size the program's window should be. Originally used by MS-DOS programs. Can serve as a shortcut to an executable file, much like a .LNK file. Microsoft Windows analyzes PIF files with the ShellExecute function and can run them as executable programs. Do not open a PIF file sent as an e-mail attachment, as it can be used to transmit viruses or other harmful scripts.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open PIFfiles:

  • Microsoft Windows