What is a .PAF.EXE File And How To Open It – The PortableApps.com Project (Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .paf.exe extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .paf.exe file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PAF.EXE file?

The file extension .PAF.EXE is from PortableApps.com Program File.The developer of this file extension is The PortableApps.com Project. The format of this file is binary, and it is a executable file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .paf.exe file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PAF.EXE file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PAF.EXE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PAF.EXE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .paf.exe file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Excelsior Installer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Rare Ideas PortableApps.com Platform, Nullsoft NSIS and Excelsior Installer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PAF.EXE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Excelsior Installer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PAF.EXE file?

If you are still unable to open the .PAF.EXE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PAF.EXE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .page – HybridServerPages Group, .page – Samsung, .pages – Apple, .pages-tef – Apple, .pak – Video Game Package. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PAF.EXE file with the Excelsior Installer, Rare Ideas PortableApps.com Platform, Nullsoft NSIS programs on Windows.