Did you find or received PF file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is PF file extension and how you can open it.

What is a PF file ext?

Windows prefetch file Windows uses the .PF file extension for storing prefetch trace files. Since Windows XP Microsoft has used the prefetcher memory management utility to speed up the start-up of Windows. Put very basically whilst booting up Windows access different parts of the same files at different points in the process. Reloading each of these files every time Windows needs to access a different section takes time, and hence the prefetcher utility helps by keeping a record, in the .pf trace files, of which files are accessed and when, and then seeks to use this information to expedite the boot up process in future.

How to open a PF file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like PF. When you double click on the PF file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received PF files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with PF files

Scan the file
Before trying to open PF files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Unable to open PF files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open PF file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to PF by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many PF file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension PF you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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