What is a .PF File And How To Open It – Smith Micro (Simple Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .pf extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pf file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PF file?

The file extension .PF stands for Private File. It was developed by Smith Micro. The file is a compressed file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .pf file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PF file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PF file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pf file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PF 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 Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PF file?

If you are still unable to open the .PF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PF file.pf – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PF file with the Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe program on Windows.