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Details of extension .pfx

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .pfx file extension. We'll explain what exactly a .pfx fileformat 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 .pfx files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the 4 file formats associated with this file extension!

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pfx file - Pageflipper Plus F/X Animation

Pageflipper Plus F/X Animation

The PFX file is a Pageflipper Plus F/X Animation. Pageflipper Plus F/X is a graphics and animation software for Commodore Amiga.
Category: Graphic files
Application: Pageflipper Plus F/X
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.pmp Sony DSC-F1 Camera Picture
.imp CloudWorx High Resolution Image
.stg SNMP Traffic Grapher Data
.fig TransFIG FIG Image
Links:
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pfx file - PFS First Choice Word Processor Document

PFS First Choice Word Processor Document

The PFX file is a PFS First Choice Word Processor Document. PFS First Choice is a simple, easy to use integrated office suite for MS-DOS.
Category: Document files
Application: PFS First Choice
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.fcs PFS First Choice Spreadsheet
.fol PFS First Choice Database
.fcd PFS First Choice Database
Links:
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pfx file - PFXplus Source Code

PFXplus Source Code

The PFX file is a PFXplus Source Code. PFXplus is an application development platform.
Category: Development files
Application: PFXplus
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
-
Related extensions:
.ptc PFXplus Compiled Program
.pr3 PFXplus Resource Data
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p12 file - PKCS #12 Data File

PKCS #12 Data File

The P12 file is a PKCS #12 Data File. The PKCS #12 file, where PKCS stands for Public-Key Cryptography Standards. A P12 file contains a binary representation of a certificate, including both its public and private keys.
Category: Data files
Application: OpenSSL
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-pkcs12
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Aliases:
pfx, pkcs12
Related extensions:
.p7s PKCS #7 Digital Signature
.p7d PKCS #7 Detached Signature
.p7m PKCS #7 Encrypted Message
.pub PGP Public Keyring Data
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The .pfx 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 .pfx extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .pfx file extension wrong?

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

.pgx Hopedot VOS Data
.fpx FlashPix Image
.pfz PixelSafe Encrypted Image
.pfs First Publisher ART Data
.pf StuffIt Private File
.pdx ProCite Database Index

The .pfx extension is frequently misused

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

pgx (1), fpx (1), pfz (1), pfs (1), pf (1), pdx (1), pfc (1), pfa (1), pxf (1), ofx (1)

Having trouble opening a .pfx file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pfx

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 whith 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