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Details of extension .pfile

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .pfile file extension, which is related to Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data. We'll explain what exactly a .pfile file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .pfile files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data

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pfile file - Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data

Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data

The PFILE file belongs to the Data category and works with Microsoft Rights Management Sharing Application, being used as a Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data. When the Rights Management (RMS) sharing application is installed on your computer, you view a protected file by simply double-clicking it. The developer is still actively supporting the Microsoft Rights Management Sharing Application, likely. Our data shows that Microsoft Rights Management Sharing Application uses 3 more file types.
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.pjpeg Microsoft Rights Management Protected JPEG Data
.ptxt Microsoft Rights Management Protected Text Data
.ppdf Microsoft Rights Management Protected PDF Document

The .pfile file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .pfile extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .pfile file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.file General File
.pile CHUM Test Results Data

The .pfile extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .pfile filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

file (1), pile (1)

Having trouble opening a .pfile file?

If you want to open a .pfile file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .pfile association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pfile

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android